Brighton & Hove Pride, the UK’s largest pride festival, has confirmed Mariah Carey and The Pussycat Dolls as this year’s musical headliners. The festival will take place for two days from Saturday 31st, July to Sunday 2nd, August, with Carey scheduled to perform on the first day while The Pussycat Dolls on the second day. Tickets are available for purchase now here, but the availability is very low at the time of writing.
The annual LGBTQ+ celebration at Brighton will return for its 30th year. This year’s pride is also rebranding to ‘Fabuloso Pride in the Park’, with the theme of ‘a fantastic and fabulous celebration of who you are!’ During the two days of the festival, there will be main stages for musical guests, together with other intriguing attractions, namely Cabaret Tents, Queer Town, the BAME stage, dance tents and many more.
One of the already announced musical headliners is Mariah Carey. The 49-year-old diva is confirmed to grace the pride with her elusive and incredible performance and numerous megahits. The “Vision of Love” songstress will play a full 75 minute show, with the inside news that the singer is offered a six-figure deal to perform at the pride.
The GLADD and Grammy winner’s upcoming gig at Brighton & Hove Pride will be her first show in the UK outside London over two years. Her last gig outside the capital was the one for the ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Tour in Leeds in 2018, while her latest tour, ‘Caution’ World Tour, only took place inside London.
Director of Brighton & Hove Pride Paul Kemp expressed delightfully about having the best-selling female artist of all time as the headliner: “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.”
Excited to announce global superstar @MariahCarey, GRAMMY & GLAAD Award winner, and best-selling female artist of all time, will headline FABULOSO Pride In The Park on Saturday 1st August 2020 with a full 75 minute show!
The UK’s biggest Pride Festival.https://t.co/AIil0eYpmb pic.twitter.com/ShrJc3nNmH
— Brighton & Hove Pride (@PrideBrighton) February 14, 2020
The other exciting musical headliner this year is The Pussycat Dolls. After splitting in 2010, the powerhouse group has recently made a reunion with a new single, “React“, premiered on February 7. Nicole Scherzinger and co will headline Brighton & Hove Pride on the second and last dat of the festival. The group is one of the most successful girl bands in music history. They released two major studio albums—PCD (2005) and Doll Domination (2008)—which sold more than 54 million records worldwide. Like Carey, the group is also an prominent icon among the LGBTQ community around the globe. The five members released a statement expressing their excitement and honour to headline the pride: “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!”
The @pussycatdolls 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. https://t.co/NxtzUYltqJ pic.twitter.com/v4UTk0pO1M
— Brighton & Hove Pride (@PrideBrighton) February 13, 2020
Both Mariah Carey and The Pussycat Dolls follow the footsteps of previous headliners with the likes of Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Pet Shop Boys. With such two huge musical acts coming to Brighton this summer, the tickets are expected to sell out very rapidly.