Brighton Pride celebrates 30 glorious years as Mariah Carey arrives in our city to headline FABULOSO Pride In The Park on 1st August 2020, joined by reunited mega group The Pussycat Dolls the following day!
Brighton & Hove Pride, the UK’s biggest Pride festival, have finally announced the headline act for 2020 and it is none other than the global superstar Mariah Carey, GLAAD Award recipient and the best-selling female artist of all time!
You just need to google ‘biggest female artist’ of all time and Mariah Carey is at the top of that list with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.
Internationally recognised as a media figure who has consistently used their platform to support and advance LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance, Mariah Carey received the GLAAD Ally Award is 2016. Through her music and outspoken support, Carey has inspired and empowered countless LGBTQ+ fans across the globe. She is a long-time ally and friend to the LGBTQ+ community who has worked tirelessly to move acceptance and inclusion forward.
As the most recently announced inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, the achievements and accolades for Mariah Carey are almost too many to mention – Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting, the BMI Icon Award for Songwriting, Billboard’s “Top Female Artist of All Time,” Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, Billboard’s “Icon Award,” and the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium” among others!
Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton & Hove Pride, said; “We are beyond thrilled that Mariah is joining our LGBTQ+ celebrations for our 30th anniversary. Mariah is a staunch LGBTQ+ ally and having her perform at Pride really helps us highlight our campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality to a global audience.
Mariah is headlining the main stage but there are loads more artist announcements to come. Watch this space for more great LGBTQ+ performers and allies over the coming weeks.”
Keeping with the ultimate diva theme, the era defying, chart-topping, button-pushing The Pussycat Dolls are also set to whip up the crowds, when they perform together, for the first time in over a decade as part of their UK tour.
The multi-platinum pop sensations returned in February 2020 with their acclaimed new single ‘React’, seeing Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar bring back Doll Domination on a global scale.
Having sold more than 54 Million records worldwide and streamed over 1 Billion times, X2 Winners at the MTV VMA and achieved eight U.K. top 10 singles the dolls have Stick Wit Ya throughout the decades.
The Pussycat Dolls will perform a full 75 minute show at the two day FABULOSO Pride in the Park on Sunday 2nd August and we are delighted that this performance will mark the first time they have ever performed at a Pride event in the UK.
Pussycat Dolls said “We are honoured to headline Brighton Pride. It’s such a massive and important event bringing everyone together for one big weekend of acceptance and love, which is what the Pussycat Dolls are all about. We can’t wait to share our show with you all and have the biggest party ever!”
2020 is the 30th anniversary of Brighton & Hove Pride culminating in a weekend of campaigning, celebrating and fundraising for LGBTQ+ and community projects in Brighton & Hove over 1st & 2nd August 2020. Pride is a celebration of how far we have come but it is also an ongoing campaign for those marginalised communities at home and abroad who still suffer persecution on a daily basis. The fundraising events will ensure that we continue to raise vital funds for local LGBTQ+ and community projects.
Brighton & Hove Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival operated by Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community organisation. All tickets revenue raised goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade, Pride Village Party and community fundraising.
Brighton Pride has raised over £920,000 for the Rainbow Fund, Pride Cultural Development Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund in the last six years. The Rainbow Fund has a remit to receive donations and to use them to give grants to LGBT and HIV groups and organisations in Brighton and Hove. The Pride Social Impact Fund benefits local good causes giving grants to a range of local groups.
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