Soho is looking more beautiful than ever with splashes of rainbow adorning storefronts everywhere in preparation for the Pride parade to hit the streets on Saturday (6 July). Check out these icons touring the UK in 2019 and 2020 and look out for Live Nation and Ticketmaster at Manchester Pride in August!
The queen of pop is coming to Soho in 2020, bringing the Madame X tour to The London Palladium for 15 rare and intimate shows! Madonna has penned a plethora of Pride anthems throughout her legendary career and continues to use her platform to speak up for the LGBTQ+ community and social issues, with her closing performance at World Pride ending with a powerful message.
We can’t wait for Xtina to return to the UK for the first time in 13 years! The pop powerhouse was recently awarded the HRC Ally for Equality Award by major civil rights organisation, the US Human Rights Campaign. In addition to the powerful message of self-love contained within iconic track ‘Beautiful’, Christina has raised money in the fight against HIV and Aids, advocated for marriage equality and spoken out against bullying.
Jonathan Van Ness
We can’t wait to see what the Queer Eye star has in store for audiences when the Road To Beijing tour hits our shores in October. It’s impossible not to get excited about JVN’s relentlessly positive message of self-love and self-care for all, both on and off-screen. Fans praised Jonathan for coming out as non-binary and gender non-conforming last month.
Years & Years
The pop trio take over Scarborough Open Air Theatre on 18th July. Singer Olly Alexander delivered a passionate, empowering speech at Glastonbury and his moving words were met with thunderous cheers from the crowd.
Laura Jane Grace
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers tour with Frank Iero and The Future Violents in August. Punk icon Laura Jane Grace has inspired others by sharing her own experiences of transitioning in her memoir and music as well as sharing her story on AOL series True Trans.
If you’re heading to Lovebox Festival on Saturday 13th July don’t miss the sensational Lizzo! With her trusty flute Sasha, the artist recently wowed the crowd at American Express’s NYC Pride kick-off party, declaring “Pride is not just a holiday…it’s a lifestyle. When I look outside and we see all the celebrations going on, I didn’t see this when I was growing up. This is progress. You should all be proud.”
The British singer tours the UK in October! Charlie XCX has credited her rise to pop stardom to support from the LGBTQ+ community. Collaborating with Troye Sivan, the duo launched, hosted and headlined Go West Fest. The festival featured a line-up of LGBTQ+ artists, kicking off Pride celebrations last month in LA.
Ariana and recently added two new London dates to The Sweetener World Tour, giving fans another chance to grab tickets. She has often used touring as a platform to speak out for LGBTQ+ rights and reach out to her fans with a message of self-love. Don’t miss Ariana at Manchester Pride too!