Pride Glasgow unveils full line-up

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This year’s march celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Drag queens, tribute acts and disco DJs are all set to entertain revellers at this year’s Pride Glasgow.

With just over a week to go before the four-day festival kicks off, organisers have unveiled a full programme for the event.

Highlights include the Pride march on Saturday 17 August, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York.

On the same day, Glasgow’s resident glam / goth queen CarrieAnn Crow will host an afternoon event on The Ferry featuring drag acts and an Ariana Grande tribute.

X Factor’s Nicholas McDonald, the Got Soul Choir, Edward Reid, Britain’s Got Talent’s Kerr James and Scottish band Layaway will take to the stage at the Barrowlands between midday and 4pm on Saturday.

In the evening, the legendary ballroom will be transformed into iconic New York club Studio 54 for a night of disco heaven. Fire performers, go-go dancers and stilt walkers will all be on hand, while DJs The Reflex and David Barbarossa are set to whip the crowd into a frenzy.

The event evening will be hosted by drag queen Kiko and supported by Glasgow-based entertainer Edward Reid.

Glasgow Pride 2019 comes a year after the event was slammed for overselling tickets and ostracising volunteers. This year’s event was also beset by problems over venue hire, but organisers promise that these issues are in the past and will not affect the celebrations.

Christopher Tait, chair of Pride Glasgow said: “We’re thrilled to be able to deliver a programme of events for the community, by the community. Given the challenges we faced earlier in the year, we’re delighted that we’ve been able to work quickly and collaboratively to deliver some great events across the city, for a diverse audience.

 “We are expecting upwards of 5,000 in the march next Saturday, the biggest and most important reason for Pride to exist – standing up for our rights. If members of the public would like to join in, they can either join at the start or line the streets to cheer the march on. It’s a peaceful and family-orientated event.”