QueerTown is a brand new boutique area and part of the Pride Festival on Preston Park on Saturday 4th August 2018.
Featuring a QueerTown Stage curated by Queer artist Paul Diello with top notch live music, cabaret, comedy, burlesque and performance art. Highlights include Britain’s Got Talent’s Lorraine Bowen, X Factor’s Ginny Lemon and award winning Drag Prince (and current face of Toyota) Alfie Ordinary. Chow down at the street food village and enjoy the entertainment at the popular Trans Tent, QueerTown promises to be a community haven at the north end of the Park.

Curated by Paul Diello from Fourth World Promotions

It was a great honour to be asked to curate the Queer Town stage as I have attended and celebrated at Brighton Pride every year since I moved here in 2002.

Ever since I was a child I loved making compilation tapes (showing my age there!!) and putting together eclectic mixes of music. This obsession has continued into adulthood and so I began Fourth World Promotions in 2017 to bring my ideas for diverse variety events to the stage. I’ve been running El Geebee Tea Queue, my monthly LGBTQ+ variety evening every second Sunday at The Brunswick in Hove for almost a year now and have hosted some incredible acts in comedy, cabaret, live music, spoken word, dance, film and theatre. It always excites me to put together a running order of diverse talents across all the performance art forms and there is just so much LGBTQ+ talent in Brighton and beyond that there are no shortage of performers to choose from!

As a queer artist myself who has been performing in venues across the UK and Europe for many years both as a solo artist and with a full band, it was a really exciting prospect to create a space in my home town for alternative LGBTQ+ performers, both up and coming and well established to come together and celebrate our queerness and diversity through entertainment.

The acts that I’ve chosen for the Queer Town stage I feel represent the exciting and broad ranges of talent the LGBTQ+ Community has to offer in 2018. I’ve worked with them all and they are all bloomin’ marvellous, we really are in for a treat!

 Paul Diello

 Catherine Allin

 Ginny Lemon

 Coco Deville

 Lucie Barat

 Joe Black

 Alice Frick

 Miss Disney

 Lorraine Bowen

 Snake Boy Sunny

 Alfie Ordinary

 We R Bob