The Sheila McWattie Women’s Performance Stage, hosted and organised by AJ Paterson, returns to the heart of Brighton Pride this year with a combination of spellbinding performances, enchanting sounds and unique community atmosphere.

“I am truly happy to be organising the Shelia McWattie Women’s Performance Tent,” said AJ as she gets set for a day in honour of one of our city’s brightest lights. “This wonderful woman paved the way to put women performers at Pride, shining a light on our community’s wonderful talent and it is fitting that her name is honoured at Brighton Pride with yet another amazing line-up”.

Comedian and Pride compere Sara Seibel started her comedy adventure at The Funky Fish in Brighton receiving not only resounding applause, but a full-on foot stomp!  She’s performed at The Artista in Hove, The Cellar Arts Club in Worthing, Hangleton Festival and is about to wow new audiences at The Purple Playhouse Hove and the Komedia’s Funny Women.

Gabrielle Parrish, star of the international special Adele at the BBC, rose to prominence on the South Coast and London cabaret scene thanks to her powerhouse vocals and regular headliner shows at Charles Street, The Zone and Brighton Pride. We R Bob are a fresh alternative to your usual duos, playing an unpredictable selection of covers. Their strong rhythmic guitar, flowing sax melodies and bold, seamless vocal harmonies leave spellbound audiences wondering if there’s actually more musicians hiding behind a curtain somewhere.

The Cheer Up Mollys deliver lush harmonies and intricate arrangements with their distinctive blend of Americana, folk, acoustic, and classics from the Seventies and Eighties as you’ve never heard them before!  JOANovARC exploded onto the international music scene in early 2015 with their acclaimed singles Live Rock ’n’ Roll and White Trash, quickly earning their status as the new ‘queens of rock’. Their electrifying live shows and forthcoming debut album Ride Of Your Life prove they are a truly powerful example of women in music.

Danna Catterson’s admiration of strong female figures in the music scene continuously inspires her musically, which she expresses perfectly with her acoustic guitar, playing in her band and DJing. Playing at festivals, club nights, bars and private events, Dana thrives on bringing enjoyment, playing a mix of popular music covers mixed in with some of her own original songs.

2.00 AJ Paterson
2:30-3pm Cheer Up Molly’s
3.05- 3.35 JOANovARC
3.40-410 Gabriella Parrish
4.15-4.45 We R Bob
4.50-5.05 Sara Seibel
5.10-5.40pm Dana Catterson
5.45-6.30 DJ Hurricane Dana

Brighton & Hove Pride : Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August 2017
Pride Festival : Saturday 5
th August 2017, 12 noon
Pride Community Parade : Saturday 5
th August 2017, 11am
Pride Village Party : Saturday 5th August – Sunday 6th August 2017
Tickets for the Pride Festival are available here: