Top acts to watch at Birmingham Pride 2017!

With Birmingham Pride just a month away we’ve rounded up our top picks of acts to see across the weekend!

Get ready, the UK’s biggest LGBT+ festival, Birmingham Pride is returning on spring bank holiday weekend with some of the hottest names in music taking to the stage. Including DJ sets from the incredible Basement Jaxx to pop queen Gabrielle, the weekend will be filled with colour, celebration, great music and so much more!

Take a look at our top picks of acts to see at Pride below – don’t forget to grab your tickets!

Dua Lipa
Saturday Headliner!

Bringing the first day of Pride to close is pop sensation Dua Lipa. With slamming pop hits including Blow your Mind (Mwah), Scared to be Lonely, Hotter than Hell, Be the One and No Lie, we can’t wait to see what Dua will be bringing to Birmingham. We caught up with the 21-year-old to talk all about Pride ahead of her headline set.

“I can’t wait to play Pride,” she excitingly says. “It’s going to be amazing, honestly I’m so excited, it’s going to be so much fun. I love the festival season, it’s one of my favourite things to be a part of and I can’t wait to get on stage and perform. It’s going to be an absolute blast.”

No stranger to Pride festivals, Dua played at Brighton Pride last year, but tells us she’s really looking forward to seeing what Birmingham will offer. “I know the crowd is going to bring it! I want people to be loud and be free; I love it when people are really enjoying something it makes me perform even better.”

“I think it’s important regardless of sex, age, race, sexuality – whatever Pride is just a day to celebrate who you are and to be really proud of the LGBT+ community.”

Top Tracks
Blow Your Mind (Mwah), Scared To Be Lonely, Be The One, Hotter Than Hell, Lost In Your Light

Basement Jaxx

Electric duo Basement Jaxx will be warming the crowd up ahead of Dua Lipa’s headline slot. With nine studio albums a catalogue of epic dance tunes, Basement Jaxx are an act not to be missed!

Top Tracks
Red Alert, Oh My Gosh, Where’s Your Head At, Do Your Thing

Jonas Blue

After bursting onto the charts last year with his debut single Perfect Strangers, Jonas Blue dominated the charts with collborative tracks including Raye, JP Cooper and Dokota. You can catch him on the Main Stage on day one!

Top Tracks
Perfect Strangers, By Your Side, Fast Car


M.O may be in the new girl group on the block, but they know how to get a crowd in the ultimate party mode! They won us over last summer with their single Who Do You Think Of and are certainly ones to watch at Pride on Saturday.

Top Tracks
Who Do You Think Of, Not In Love

Sunday Headliner!

Dreams can come true – we’re super excited for 90s pop queen Gabrielle’s return to Birmingham Pride since 2014! Sure to bring some rather nostalgic memories to the crowd, we can’t imagine a better act to be singing along with on a Bank Holiday weekend!

Top Tracks
Dreams, Out Of Reach, Sunshine, Rise, Walk On By

Mainstage, Sunday

A festival favourite, Sigala is making his first appearance at Birmingham Pride. Best known for his summer anthem Give Me Your Love ft. John Newman and Nile Rogers, there’s no way you’ll it through this set without dancing!

Top Tracks
Give Me Your Love, Sweet Lovin’, Ain’t Givin’ Up

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Mainstage, Sunday

Following the release of her album, Familia Sophie Ellis-Bextor is making her way back to Birmingham to play Pride’s Main Stage on Sunday. Best know for her smash-hit Murder On The Dancefloor, Sophie will be bringing some serious pop music vibes to the crowd.

Top Tracks
Take Me Home, Groovejet, Me And My Imagination, Get Over You

Mainstage, Sunday

With eight top 10 UK singles and three studio albums to her name, noughties pop star and Birmingham-born Jamelia will be taking to the Main Stage on Sunday to play in front of her home crowd.

Top Tracks
Stop, Superstar, See It In A Boys Eye’s, Thank You

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