Pet Shop Boys to headline Pride

Pet Shop Boys at the first night of four sold-out shows at London's Royal Opera House (Photograph by Ken McKay)
Pet Shop Boys at the first night of four sold-out shows at London's Royal Opera House (Photograph by Ken McKay)

Pop favourites the Pet Shop Boys will headline this year’s Pride festival.

The enduringly popular duo are top of the bill of the Pride Summer Of Love Festival at Preston Park on Saturday August 5, 20 years on from their lastPride performance.

After more than 30 years at the top they have shifted in excess of 50 million records worldwide, and will embark upon a sell-out arena tour before bringing their Super Tour show to Pride.

Paul Kemp, director of Brighton Pride, said: “We are really proud to welcome the Pet Shop Boys to headline our most fantastic Pride Festival ever. Having worked with some of the world’s most important artists, their impressive history and amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable.

“Add to that their community conscience and campaigning, and they are the perfect act for the finale of our Summer Of Love Festival.”

The Pet Shop Boys have campaigned and fundraised for the LGBT+ community throughout their career which has encompassed 26 albums and 18 Top Twenty singles including four UK No.1’s with West End Girls, It’s A Sin, Always On My Mind, and Heart.

Pride Festival 2016 in Preston Park (Photograph: Sam Mellish)

Pride Festival 2016 in Preston Park (Photograph: Sam Mellish)

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