uk pride day
UK PRIDE IN WESTON
SAT 30 SEPT 12-9PM
UK Pride in Weston will be returning to Grove Park and celebrated on Saturday 30th September, running from 12pm - 9pm. You can purchase tickets on the gate but spaces may be limited.
What's going on at Pride in Weston 2023?
Revolution Stage / Marsha P. Johnson Stage / Bars & Refreshments / Food Court / Family Area / Market Street / Official Pride in Weston Merch
We are delighted to confirm that the Parade will return this year! Leaving Knightstone Island at 11am, we will march along Marine Parade, down Weston's High Street and finish at the main event in Grove Park. If you would like to join the parade this year, please register here
Celebrate the main event in Grove Park across two stages! With performances from Ultrabeat's Rebecca Rudd and many more incredible acts, hosted by Pride in Weston's resident hostess, Fanny Burns and new for this year Dr Bev! Visit our various community stalls on Market Street, grab a bite in the food court and have fun with the kids in the family zone. Our multiple entertainment zones bring something for all the family to enjoy and under 5's go free!
Grove Park has a mainly flat surface accessible to wheelchair users and a dedicated viewing platform to ensure a great experience with the ease of access.
The Revolution Stage will have signers throughout the day and we will host quiet hour at Grove Park between 11am - 12pm before the Parade attendees arrive.
More information coming soon
the uk pride LINE UP
Fanny Burns is a regular fixture to the Pride In Weston line up since coming on as Host in 2017 and fast becoming part of the Pride family… She can be found touring the country performing in bars and pubs, waving the flag at Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester pride, to name just a few. With over 23 Years experience in the entertainment industry, Fanny can handle any audience, especially after being crowned WINNER of the Best Drag Award for Shout Out Radio!
You can find Fanny hosting our Revolution Stage from 12-4pm on Pride day where she will greet you and provide hilarious hosting throughout the afternoon.
What can we say about Dr Bev? The life and soul of prides in the UK! International drag artist… host... DJ... and campaigner, what more could you ask for?!
The Dr is a firm favourite at prides...and a legend in her own right!
We are so pleased to have Dr Bev join the hosting team for Pride in Weston! She will be taking over hosting duties on the Revolution stage from 4pm until the event closes at 9pm
wyburn & wayne
Wyburn & Wayne are Cardiff’s answer to Ant & Dec, Batman & Robin… or Eddie & Patsy! Take your pick! They host, sing & party with the best of them! You can keep Up to date with their antics on their weekly Radio Cardiff show, via VisitCardiff.com or their monthly column in Culture Cardiff Magazine!
They will be our wonderful hosts for the Marsha P. Johnson stage 12:30 - 6pm
Nathan Rhys Wyburn & Wayne Courtney
method dance co
For its 6th year Method Dance Company will be performing at Pride! with their passion for community and believing dance is for everyone and can be a powerful ally. On top of this, they are one of the leading dance companies in the south west, Method has it all! Inclusive dance classes held in Weston for years, as well as an established performance troupe.....a staple of pride events and incorporating the most powerful of messages for everyone in the community. With an accolade of performances under their belt Method Dance Company are sure to get your blood pumping and your booty shaking!
Method Dance Company will be performing on our Revolution Stage.
ultrabeat - rebecca rudd
Ultrabeat’s vocalist Rebecca’s 1st single for was in 2006. 'Elysium-I Go Crazy' which was a hit in the UK singles chart and # 1 on MTV Dance Galaxy Chart!
Rebecca's impressive vocal talents have made her one of the most requested live club PA in the UK and she has taken part in many national Clubland tours supporting such names a Cascada and Scooter, and will be coming to Pride in Weston to perform on our Revolution Stage.
WINNER of Weston’s Got Talent 2023, Killya Darling!!
Killya Darling is your next drag queen obsession, a sweetheart who'll make you feel empowered through her performances. A live singer and lipsync artist, Killya always brings something unique to each performance. Silly, sexy and sophisticated, there's something for everyone with Killya Darling!
Killya will be performing on our Revolution Stage on Pride Day!
Chris Hughes trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before going on to tour the UK and Europe in productions such as Back to Broadway and Godspell. His career then took him to London’s West End where he played George Pig and Pedro Pony in Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt.
Chris will be performing on our Revolution Stage on Pride Day
Zoey is a trans female singer/songwriter from Cardiff. Normally fronting the rock band Fenix, she also writes and performs her own acoustic songs based on her experiences as a trans woman.
Zoey will be performing on our Revolution stage on Pride Day.
Singer songwriter Kyle Finn has been performing at prides around the UK, Europe and Hong Kong since 2011. Kyle is known for his party dance/ sing along sets as well as his dance inspired original music.
I've been dancing competitively for 15 years, specialising in street dance, breakdance and body popping, current British Champion and ranked 2nd in the World. I've trained in multiple styles of dance from ballet and tap to commercial and krump, I'm now teaching with a school but still love to perform!
I'm a DJ and Producer, from Weston-super-Mare. I create my own electronic dance music that is available to listen to on Spotify and Apple music. I have autism and have recently undergone chemotherapy for stage 2 cancer, during hard times, making music is an outlet and escape for me. I struggle to talk about my emotions but I can put then into a beat or a melody, most of my songs have a deeper meaning and message that fits in with how I've been feeling at the time of making it. One of my tracks 'One More Time' was made during the covid 19 Pandemic and is based around people feeling worried but ultimately coming together as a community to get through hard times. It was played on BBC introducing radio station. My main aim with my music is to bring people together to have a dance and a great time!
Wezley Webber is a UK based PRO MUA. He’s proficient in all areas of makeup but specialises in Glam and special effects. He studied Hair, Makeup and SFX at Weston College. He recently competed in BBC’s show Glow Up where he bagged him self a coveted Ding Dong. Wezley works up and down the country performing workshops, hosting masterclasses and working on his private clientele.
Wezley Webber’s love for makeup was inspired by watching his mother do her makeup when he was younger. This ignited a passion that he has now turned into a full time career.
Tyra Pressure is an exceptional dancer known for her captivating performances and versatile skills. With a mastery of various dance styles, she seamlessly blending different styles to create mesmerizing routines. Tyra's talent, passion, and commitment to her craft make her a true dynamo. So check your pressure and welcome Tyra!
SMASHBY (he/they/she) is the “firecracker queer artist on the rise” popping off on the UK Pride Circuit. Building a name for themselves as an Anti-Bullying Ambassador, touring schools and colleges promoting the campaign. Their high energy performances & charismatic personality has captured over 1 million viewers on TikTok and led to TV appearances on Channel 4’s ‘50 Years of Pride’ and MTV’s Love Squad. With their ‘proper pop bangers’ being praised by BBC Introducing and iconic music collaborations with RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Aja and Divina De Campo, they are for sure one to watch.
aida h dee
Fresh from a "No1 Award Winning Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show", the UK's pioneering drag artist who founded Drag Queen Story Hour UK will be setting The Marsha P Johnson stage with a cabaret act tailored for all ages! Aida is a multi-award winning ADHD, neurodivergent, queer hero of literature, theatre, and children's entertainment. Winner of the Outstanding Contributors to LGBT+ Life 2023 award by the LGBT Brit Awards, chosen by PinkNews as The Local Leader Of The Year in 2022 and nominated Top 3 LGBTQ Champions Of The Year 2023 by the UK Pride Awards!
the pride minister
After the parties, the work meetings, the lies and broken promises, “Boris” has decided to take a break from Westminster politics, and try a hand at representing the LGBT+ community. Found headlining his musical satire at Glastonbury Pride in July, let’s hope he makes a good “impression” here in Weston 😉
Just so you’re aware, we will not be allowing any kind of rotten vegetables, or other throwable things fit for a former prime minister on the event site; sorry to be a buzzkill but we should save them for the actual Badman Bozza
Chlo Mydia, is the Gloucester scene’s no.1 absolute Baddie! Through her insane rap and performance skills…what she most definitely won’t do is leave you guessing just why it is that she so highly contagious! Once you clap eyes on her owning the stage you know she’s got you caught! 💜
Vanilla Fuzion - Gloucestershires Vocal queen. She’s pretty and sweet…she never misses a beat. Local event planner and manager, she does it all! She’s here today to show you why Vanilla is indeed the best flavour 💕
Jaymi is a member of Union J who finished 4th in the semi finals on The X Factor in 2012.
Union J signed a recording contract with Sony Music’s division RCA Records and released their first studio album ‘Union J’ in April 2013 which produced their debut single ‘Carry You’ followed by ‘Beautiful Life’ both reaching Top Ten in the official charts.
With 2 Official chart number 1 sales singles and over 50 million streams plus 1M + combined UK Single and Album sales and after UK & Europeans Tours with Union J.
In February 2019 Jaymi was announced as the new UK Joseph in Andrew lloyd Webber’s hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat touring the UK.
In 2020 Jaymi joined the official line up of Hits Radio Pride UK that become the first national LGBTQ radio station.
Also in 2020 he released his debut solo album ‘This is Christmas’ reaching the Top 15.
In August 2021 Jaymi starred in the sold out musical Queenz the show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival which received 5 stars review!
In 2022 Jaymi and fellow UnionJ reunited for a special 10 year Anniversary Sell out concert at the iconic London Palladium !
Up and down the country, supporting worldwide artists in a wide range of genres
DJ/Producer, Jan has been dominanting the dancefloors for past 12 years with his skills on the decks and the energy he puts into his mixing - it’s Dj Jan Porter
Jan will be closing out the event on the Revolution Stage!
Raised in Gary, Indiana, Kym Mazelle grew up a mere stone's throw from The Jackson Family's recording studio. Initially setting out to become a Diva!! Kym studied Opera at Mundelein College of Music in Chicago. Shortly thereafter Kym was introduced to Marshall Jefferson fellow House Music Pioneer, yes Kym Mazelle is one the first female pioneers of House music. Touring Europe her live performances were even more dynamic than the recordings and helped to establish a huge following. A collaboration with Soul 2 Soul produced the world-wide hit single "Missing You" which Kym co-wrote. Her UK album "Crazy" led to the release of Kym's US debut album. Since then, Kym Mazelle's powerful R&B vocals, coupled with her energetic style and great stage personality have established her amongst the pantheon of global Dance/Pop Artists. Kym is continually touring all over the United Kingdom and around Europe and USA performing in venues and festivals!!
Kelly is well known for performing in the Eurovision ,BBC1tv All together now and her hits Gloria, better be good Hero ,heat of the night. She has been No 1 in the High Energy Charts in the UK and has topped the Dance Energy Charts in America with her hits.
A powerful voice from the Valleys. A firm favourite at prides. Petra is an amazing performer with fantastic stage presence.
A true performer from working men's clubs to prides!
And our final announcement, as well as headlining our Marsha P Johnson stage, it’s Cherry Poppin!
Age- old enough to know better
Height- depends on heels and hair
Weight- Cheeky bastards!
Sex- Yes please
International hostess (I have performed in Wales and that's another country), panto dame with a potty mouth, if she does a death drop then call the paramedics, she ain't no lip syncing drag queen, she is all live!!