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2021 Sponsors

Without whom the event would not be possible

Live Entertainment

NOW WITH 3 STAGES with 2 undercover and completely FREE

Follow us to see who´s taking centre stage in the main arena between 12pm and 6pm as we offer a fun packed day on entertainment.

Park Map

A simple map showing the layout of the day.

Find us at Hanley Park, Cleveland Road, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4DX

Pride Parade

Join one of our pre parade workshops and get yourself ready for the safely organised FREEDOM PARADE around the park

Starts at 2pm.

Fringe Tent

The fabulous Red Gibson will be hosting a range of acts and artwork in our Fringe Tent this year 1-6pm. They are bringing their very own 'Speak (Outside the Lines)' spoken word and prose experience at 4-5.30pm.

Come and sit and enjoy the words from our local queer community.

Please wear a mask in the fringe tent to protect others

You can find the Fringe Tent beautifully decorated on the basketball court of Hanley Park

Volunteers

Want to join our growing #Rainbowarmy of volunteers and make great friends in a fantastic atmosphere? Click on the image to register your interest via email and we´ll be in touch.

2021´s announced lineup is the best ever, with more acts still being added. Entrance to the Park and Pride Parade are free including the Community Stage, side stalls and for the first time THE MAIN STAGE.

Alcohol is licensed to be served in the main arena courtesy of Gossip!. Challenge 25 rules apply and ID verification may be required.

The consumption of alcohol outside the main arena is prohibited.

Put the date in you diary´s. This year will be bigger still!

KELLY WILDE

PROUD TO BE Stage 5.00pm Gossip Aftershow 9.00pm

Australian singer Kelly Wilde is a successful international multi-lingual recording artist and performer who has toured extensively across the world.

She has an vast portfolio of music hits including a top 20 British Chart single. Kelly founded what is today one of the UK´s leading entertainment agencies. Dance Crazy Management boasts some of the industry´s biggest names and is responsible for booking the largest venues and the majority of the Gay Pride events and Festivals in the UK and abroad.

She appeared on A Song For Europe with the song ´Better Be Good To Me´ to represent the UK in The Eurovision Song Contest. This was followed by the British Top 20 hit ´Nothing But Promises´.

With countless recordings for compilation albums and dance mixes, Kelly Wilde has a catalogue of monster club tracks including ´Maria´, ´Hero´ and ´Gloria´, which are all featured in Kelly´s incredible live shows. She is in the studio writing new tracks and hosting main arena and festival events.

Whether it be one of her regular club visits or one of the major Pride Festivals her shows are always Dynamic! She appears on main stages all over the world. Some of these include Sydney Mardi Gras, Amsterdam/Euro Pride and London Pride where she recently hosted the event in front of an audience of over 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square.

Kelly has appeared on various TV shows and films. Further TV offers are looming, Recently ´London Calling´ TV show in the USA and GAYTOB TV in Australia and USA plus there is a Greatest Hits album in the pipeline and new tracks are currently being recorded with Power music.

As they say.....´Time Stands Still For No-One´ It certainly doesn´t for Kelly Wilde, the future looks set to get even bigger!

VICTORIA ROBERTS

PROUD TO BE Stage 5.00pm

Victoria is an amazing artiste having performed all over the UK & overseas. She is very well known on the Blackpool LGBTQ + circuit & is Blackpool Prides Entertainments Manager. She has spent many years in the west end & touring in sellout theatre shows, more recently Victoria has appeared as a BBC judge on All Together Now.

PIXIE FLOWERS

PROUD TO BE Stage 4.00pm

Born in Stoke on Trent, ex Shania Twain, Amy Winehouse and Queen Elsa impersonator! She now takes enjoyment singing in our local pubs & clubs!

Pixie has been a member of our pride line up for five years running and has always been supporter in many of our fundraising events! Bringing us a mixture of nineties and noughties she is sure to deliver a great show!

I´m sure you will all be singing along to her performance!

CANDY FIERCE

PROUD TO BE Stage Host

Back by demand, Stoke on Trent´s very own Miss Candy Fierce! Candy has been a staple on the Stoke scene for many years and has been performing at Pride since 2012. She has had an extensive career working in many venues across Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Wales, including working many charity events.

Come and join Candy, the hostess with more than you bargained for, in the main stage arena as she entertains you throughout the day.

ROB WILDE

PROUD TO BE Stage Host

Host, entertainer and professional himbo: Rob Wilde has been a growing personality and ambassador for the UK LGBT+ scene. Regularly handling large groups of men... as a MC of some of the UK's hottest events, Rob combines his passion of geekdom & cosplay with his love of alternative & queer culture.

Just like in chess, this King can do anything a Queen can... just one square at a time. Come celebrate the entire LGBT+ community at the mainstage of Stoke-on-Trent Pride!

DAN BUDD as ROBBIE WILLIAMS

PROUD TO BE Stage 3.30pm

Dan is without doubt one of the most (if not the most) entertaining, charismatic and energetic Robbie Williams tribute acts currently performing on the circuit today! He can sing, he can swing.. "He's the closest thing to the real thing!" Says Robbie's dad Pete Conway!

He has been fortunate to be praised by Pete who says "Dan's tribute to Rob is spot on! I couldn't tell the difference" and has also tried to fool friends with Dan's uncanny vocal resemblance.

He has exploded onto the local scene in a way truly reminiscent of the man himself! His energy and commitment levels are boundless and his resemblance to Robbie is striking to say the least.

So let him completely entertain you with the latest, the greatest and the swing hits too!.

VINYL OVERDRIVE

PROUD TO BE Stage 1.30pm

Stoke-on-Trent Pride is proud to reintroduce Vinyl Overdrive on the main stage for 2021. The band have performed at previous PRIDEs and have gone down a storm!

Vinyl Overdrive was formed in January 2009 as a 5 piece group but currently perform as a tighter four piece rock outfit. They are locally based in Newcastle under Lyme, with the vocals of Kath Walton, guitar from Adam Broadhurst, drums from Tom Bevan and bass from Rich Dutton.

They have played all over Stoke-on-Trent, at venues including The Rigger and The Victoria Hall, The Sugar Mill, The Underground, as well as winning a local competition in 2009.

Welcome Back to Stoke-on-Trent Pride !

THE BAKER STREET BELLES

PROUD TO BE Stage 1.00pm

Bodacious and bubbly with vocals that blend seamlessly. Join The Baker Street Belles on their musical journey through the decades.

COURTNEY CONTEH ´GINGER BOY´

BUILDING BRIDGES Stage 12.30pm

Kicking off our Building Bridges tent, Courtney is no stranger to PRIDE. Among his many performances, Courtney lists Britain´s Got Talent and his extended performance with Stephen Mulhern on Britain´s Got More Talent. Courtney enjoys all aspects of performing arts with his infectious persomality and has been dancing since he was little boy. Courtney hopes you enjoy his performance.

Umby Winters

FRINGE Marquee 3.00pm

Umby Winters has spent their life trying to figure out if they´re a man, a woman, or both, or neither. So far all they´ve learned is that they´re a comedian.

Laura Monmouth

FRINGE Marquee 3.00pm

Welcome to Birmingham Comedy Festival's Breaking Talent Award 2018 winner Laura which she won with her show LGBTQXZ.

Thom Bee

FRINGE Marquee 3.00pm

Thom is a Manchester-based comedian who began performing comedy in Berlin, Germany in 2015. Trained as a circus performer, and working on the UK circus festival circuit as a compere before transitioning to comedy, Thom has a wide-ranging, approachable and likable style. Thom is comfortable both as a stand up as well as a compere and strives to work as hard as possible to make his act perfect.

Dan Tiernan

FRINGE Marquee 3.00pm

Stand-up Dan Tiernan was the winner of the Frog And Bucket's Beat The Frog World Series 2020 new act competition.

Potamus

Around & About Marquee 11.30pm

Come and say hello to Potamus between 11.30am and 1.00pm before he disappears to support Stoke City FC on there first game of the season.

V4

PROUD TO BE Stage 2.30pm

We Can't wait to bring our tribute to the boybands to Stoke on Trent Pride! We are sure that there will be some songs which you'll know and love and hope you enjoy the classic hits from some of the biggest boybands.

We're sure that Everybody will be singing along, and hope that you all Keep on Moving on the day.

So get ready to all rise, dance the afternoon away and join in with us no Matter What the weather brings, V4 will see you on the day.

Steven Ayres

PROUD TO BE Stage 2.00pm

Proudly announcing on the main stage Steve Ayres. Steve (35) a Business Relationship Manager from Meir Park in Staffs is no stranger to supporting Pride and charity events and has performed at several previous Stoke On Trent prides and also Manchester last year. If not found at work he can probably be found in the gym.

Steve has been performing in Stoke-on-Trent for the past 13 years and has supported Pride since its conception in 2006

BUILDING BRIDGES Sound Stage

12.00pm/ Start

12.30: Courtney Conteh FURTHER DETAILS: T.B.A.