First Fife Pride Acts Announced

Wed 13 Jun 18

First Fife Pride Acts Announced

Fife Pride organisers have made their first announcement of this year line up in advance of the event being held on 7th July in Kirkcaldy.

The line-up includes a fantastic array of local musical and performance talent and it is sure to keep revellers entertained throughout the day and into the evening. They have also announced their first headline act, the fabulous Michelle McManus!

Co-convener‘s Neale Hanvey and Fiona Mackenzie took over the leadership of event in mid-April.

Speaking about this year’s event Neale said

“We are determined to ensure Fife had a Pride event fitting of the name. We have all been working incredibly hard to ensure we deliver on that ambition, so it is fantastic to be able to make our first line up announcement this week. We’re delighted that Pride is developing as a tremendous showcase event for all of our local acts”

In addition to our local talent we can reveal today that the wonderful Michelle McManus will be making a very special appearance at this year’s Fife Pride and we’ve also got one of the best ABBA tribute acts ABBA Gold who will be sure to get the crowd jumping with a fantastic set of Abba classics.

Fiona Mackenzie said;

“We are all working very hard behind the scenes with our partner organisations to make this year’s events even better than the outstanding event last year and we hope to announce further acts next week in advance of the big day, so watch this space!”

This year’s event will again be hosted by the inimitable Nancy Clench who is a master of entertainment so it’s sure to be another great year for Fife Pride.

Fife Pride is financially supported by Fife Council, the National Lottery Fund and Shell UK and works in partnership with LGBT+ charity Pink Saltire, Fife Centre for Equalities, Fife Cultural Trust and Kirkcaldy 4 All.

Speaking ahead of this years event, Stuart Duffy, founder of LGBT+ charity Pink Saltire, reinforced the importance of Pride saying;

“We’re delighted to be supporting Fife Pride in its second year and have worked hard to ensure the event continues into the future. We know from feedback last year that Pride events are important in changing hearts and minds about LGBT equality and they provide a highly visible opportunity to engage with a community which can sometimes be difficult to reach.  2018 has seen Scotland take further steps to enhance LGBT equality, with the Turing Law introduced at Holyrood and a consultation on changes to gender recognition laws. There’s still so much more to do in every community to completely eradicate discrimination though and Pride is a vital element of that work, fighting hatred with love.”

Nina Munday, Manager of Fife Centre for Equalities, added:

“We are all proud to have such a successful Pride in Fife.  Our team is working alongside Pride’s partners to make Fife Pride inclusive of all communities.  We encourage everyone who is committed to make Fife an equal and fair place for all to join in the preparation for one of the key events in Fife’s calendar.”    

 

 

 

Acts announced today

Michelle McManus

ABBA Gold

Nick Shane

Oskar Braves

The Dude Pistons

Splendid Sons

Amy Lou and The Marine Biologists

Revival Blues

Tomas MacRae

Rayna Destruction

April Diamond

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