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Croydon PrideFest announces stellar line-up

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As final preparations get under way for the annual celebrations in London, the full line-up for Croydon PrideFest has now been revealed.

An exciting array of acts has been secured with the fantastic ‘Topping and Butch’ cabaret act - known for appearances at Edinburgh Festival and on Radio 4 - headlining the event, which returns to Croydon on Saturday July 15th. 

Joining them on stage will be tribute band, Abbalicious, Bugeye, Christopher Haul, Dorian Reland, Emma Lindars, Miss Sugar Cube (Wayne Allingham), Leah McKenzie, Rainbow Singers Across Borders, Terence Surin and Trans-Siberian March Band.

This year’s event promises to even bigger and better and will kick off with the Pride Walking Parade leaving North End and travelling through central Croydon past the town hall to the main festival area in The Queen’s Gardens.

As well as music and cabaret, the event will feature vintage and craft stalls, street food and drinks, and children’s entertainment.

The free festival, which celebrates the local LGBT+ community will also mark 50 years of progress to equality, in recognition of the law that partially decriminalised homosexuality, which was first introduced in 1967.

Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs said: “I am delighted we can finally announce the exciting line up for this year’s Croydon PrideFest. Last year’s event was a huge success and I’m pleased our fantastically diverse borough will be able to enjoy a variety of brilliant entertainment while celebrating our LGBT+ community.”

Paula Goodwin, chair of the Pride steering group, added: “There’s just over a week to go until Croydon PrideFest and it promises to be a fantastic event. I’d like to thank the council and police for their support in arranging PrideFest and keeping it safe for all.”

For more information on the event visit http://www.croydonpride.org.uk 

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