Birmingham Pride is gearing up for one of its biggest ever line-ups this year.

As well as putting on a brilliant display of love and inclusivity with their annual Pride parade, the organisers of Birmingham Pride aways manage to secure some of the world’s hottest talent, and this year looks better than ever.

Taking place over the May bank holiday weekend (26-27 May) in Birmingham’s Gay Village, there will be a wide range of LGBTQ talent as well as queer allies taking to the stage, so there’s no excuse not to come out and party.

On Saturday, revellers at the HSBC UK Main Stage will be entertained by the likes of Stefflon Don, MNEK, Louisa, Kim Petras, Jax Jones, Kelli-Leigh, Louise Redknapp, and Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto.

For those looking to carry the party on until Sunday, there’ll be performances from Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, drag superstar Courtney Act, 80s icon Howard Jones, and Brit Award-winning group Rudimental.

Check out some of our favourite songs from the HSBC UK Main Stage line-up below.

Stefflon Don



Kim Petras

Jax Jones


Louise Redknapp

Beth Ditto

Jake Shears

Courtney Act

Howard Jones


If you’re all about alternative or up-and-coming talent, you’ll want to head over to the Future Stage where a plethora of exciting acts await.

On Saturday, there’ll be showings from Big Freedia, Allie X, Ms Banks, Tsar B, Jamaal Monarch, Kartel Brown, Jaydonclover, Unpronounceable, I’m Not Okay, as well as gay club night Hard Cock Life.

On Sunday, Pride-goers can expect to see Le1f, Mikeq, Alicai Harley, Pearl Necklace, as well as club night experiences from Pxssy Palace, Gay Garage, Knickerbocker, and Shout Festival.

There’ll also be plenty of drag-tastic entertainment at the Manchester Airport Cabaret Marquee, including shows from Ginny Lemon, Baga Chipz MBE, Lola Lasagne, Tiara Thunderpussy, Twiggy, and Sum Ting Wong.

If tribute acts are your thing, you’ll want to check out The D.E. Experience, Vicky Jackson as Pink, Totally Tina, and The Dolly Show.

To see the full Birmingham Pride 2018 line-up, including the Dance Arena and the Women’s Arena, visit their website.

Tickets for Birmingham Pride 2018 are available to purchase online now.