The Fizz, Sian Evans and the Lipinski Brothers to perform at Weston Pride

PUBLISHED: 20:00 31 March 2018

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The full line-up of this year’s Weston Pride has been revealed.

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

This year will see Weston Pride, which attracts hundreds to the town, run across two days with a world-renowned pop group expected to perform.

The full lineup was revealed at a launch party earlier this month.

Fanny Burns will return as the flirty and flamboyant compère for the weekend and Eurovision stars The Fizz will top the bill on Saturday.

The group, which is made up of three members from the original band Bucks Fizz, will take the crowd through their 30 years in the music industry, including a performance of their Eurovision Song Contest winning hit Making Your Mind Up.

The Fizz.The Fizz.

Day two will celebrate local artists such as the popular Lipinski Brothers who will sing a variety of their original songs and popular covers.

Special guest Sian Evans, formerly of Kosheen, dazzled the crowd at Hazy Days last year and plans to do the same as she closes the weekend.

There will also be sets from X Factor’s Sam Callahan, Little Miss Minogue and Karen Parry.

The traditional Pride March will start off the weekend’s festivities with people from all walks of life invited to take part and show their support for diversity and equality.

A Pride spokesman said: “Grove Village will see many of the bars with rainbows like it has never seen before. All are welcome to get involved.

“We welcome everyone, from the LGBT+ community, friends, family, people of all ages, ethnicity, faiths and straight allies.

“Weston should be proud of the event and own it as their own as it is highlighted as being one of the friendliest prides in the UK by those who perform and visit it.”

As well as the music, there will also be a wide range of stalls selling food, drinks and memorabilia as well as different organisations talking about what they do in the LGBT+ community.

Pride will take place in Grove Park on July 28-29.

The park will open to the public at 11am with live entertainment starting from noon. The event will finish at 6pm on Sunday.

The full line-up will be published on the Mercury’s website.

Tickets, priced £3-25, are available to buy online at www.wsmpride.com

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