A fitting tribute to Brighton & Hove’s much-loved women’s rights activist, campaigner, friend and pioneer, The Sheila McWattie Women’s Performance Stage with its spellbinding performances, enchanting sounds and a unique community atmosphere will ensure her legacy continues to remain at the heart of Brighton Pride’s celebrations.
This years eclectic line-up of performers and artists will deliver a unique vibe to the Pride celebrations with wonders 23 Degrees South, the one part hip hop and one part urban/folk brilliance of M3me, songs to captivate you from singer and guitarist Travis Eddie, Folk Punk protest singer songwriter Chuck Sjhay, power house performer Nicolette Street and the psychedelic rock goddess Z-Star.
Add comedy from the giggle queens Rebecca Shortall, Bryony No and Debs Lennard plus the ever welcoming compere MC Lucy Bee and you have a line-up promising a day filled with love, laughter and mighty fine live music.
Organiser AJ Paterson said of this years Pride plans “I am so excited and humbled to put together acts for The Sheila McWattie Women’s Performance Stage, a very important space at the heart of Brighton Pride. Respect to the women who have gone before! We have an eclectic mix of folk/punk, singer/spitter of rhythms, a comedy hour and an amazing headliner whom Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin described as “a force of nature”. I am very passionate about female fronted acts, women’s rights and thankful that Pride continue to have the space for the performers, women and their friends. My hope and vision for you is for a day of fun, love and togetherness. Here’s to a Happy Pride everyone”.
1.00 – 23 Degrees South
2pm Travis Eddie
2.30 Comedy–Lucy Bee (MC)
3.40 Chuck Sjhay
4.15 Nicolette Street
Brighton Pride Festival, Sat 6th August 2016, tickets are available here
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