Headline acts for two-day Weston-super-Mare Pride announced

PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:03 13 December 2017

The Fizz.

The Fizz.

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A reformed Eurovision Song Contest winner and world-renowned pop group will headline next year’s Weston-super-Mare Pride.

The Lipinski Brothers. Picture: Andrew Thompson PhotographyThe Lipinski Brothers. Picture: Andrew Thompson Photography

The Fizz will headline the Saturday line-up of the LGBT+ event and will perform some of their greatest hits.

The band, formally known as Bucks Fizz, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up, which went on to top the UK Singles Chart.

The group is made up of the three original members of the contest-winning group, with Bobby McVay (also known as Bobby G) joining the trio.

Throughout their career, the band have sold more than 15 million records worldwide, securing three number ones with The Land Of Make Believe, My Camera Never Lies and their competition-winning song.

The Fizz, which reformed in December 2004, released their newest album The F-Z Of Pop in September this year and will headline on July 28 at the Pride event in Weston’s Grove Park.

This year will also see the popular festival, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary, run across two days for the first time.

The weekend will once again celebrate diversity and equality in North Somerset with local performers dancing and performing live.

But on July 29, it will also celebrate and focus on comedy, arts and culture with a headline performance from local band Lipinksi.

Brothers Adam and Alex and their band will be performing some of their best original songs and covers.

A Pride spokesman said: “Weston should be proud of what it has achieved over the past few years and we have developed an event which showcases how important pride is in a town.

“As Stonewall, an LGBT rights charity, says ‘acceptance without exception is paramount’.

“Next year is set to be the biggest an best one to date with a brilliant line up of acts. Performers went away from last year saying Weston was one of the friendliest Pride events in the UK.”

The LGBT festival will be at Grove Park, in Grove Village, from July 28-29 and will run from midday to 8pm on the Saturday and midday to 6pm on the Sunday.Tickets, priced £3-25, will be available on the gate and from the Pride website and a full line-up will be announced closer to the time.

Advance early bird weekend tickets are now available from the Pride team or by emailing hello@wsmpride.com

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