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Wembley Park to host free, inclusive annual Pride event

Wembley Park has announced the third edition of its annual Pride event on Sunday, 30th June 2024.

This day-long celebration starting from 4pm promises a rich tapestry of activities centred on inclusivity and community spirit, held at the Sound Shell open-air stage, just opposite Wembley Stadium.

The free to attend festival will showcase a diverse mix of performances, celebrating the richness of our community. Attendees can expect music performances, high-energy diva dance classes, inspiring speeches, compelling drag shows, and more, embodying the spirit of inclusivity that Pride stands for.

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Wembley Park Pride. Image credit: Amanda Rose

Wembley Park Pride Highlights

London Trans Choir: Led by musician and voice coach Stephen Davidson, the UK’s first choir of its kind, will present a performance highlighting themes of acceptance and identity, crucial to this year’s event.

Asifa Lahore: Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, Asifa challenges the boundaries of what it means to be LGBTQ+, South Asian, and Muslim. She gained national attention in 2014 when she was censored from discussing Islam and homosexuality on BBC Free Speech by the Birmingham Central Mosque, sparking significant media discussion. Asifa also featured in the groundbreaking 2015 Channel 4 documentary, Muslim Drag Queens.

Son of a Tutu: An award-winning performer and activist, described as “African drag queen extraordinaire,” Son of a Tutu is a prominent activist and a key figure in the multicultural London drag scene. Miss Tutu recently appeared on BBC stories and was featured as one of the 50 Queens in Dan Jones’s book ‘50 Drag Queens Who Changed The World’.

Conleth Kane: Internationally acclaimed LGBTQIA+ talent, pop star, Conleth Kane, will be closing the Pride Celebrations in Wembley Park. Conleth has toured his music all over the world including Europe and Australia. Recently we saw Conleth win the ‘Personal Contribution to the LGBTQ Community’ at the annual GNI Magazine Awards in Belfast – voted for by the public.

Wembley Park to host free, inclusive annual Pride event Harrow Online
Wembley Park Pride. Image credit: Amanda Rose

Jules Jones: The Drag DJ Extraordinaire, will bring 80s glam punk disco vibes to this year’s event. Expect pride anthems to resonate from Wembley Park to central London and beyond. As a warm-up, attendees are invited to a pride-themed dance fitness class before DJ Jules Jones sets the stage at 16:00, ensuring everyone is energised for the evening’s programme.

The event will be hosted by Jonas Hedqvist, ex-Mr. Sweden and pop singer turned LGBTQ+ activist, and Antonina Nutshell, an acclaimed Drag Race contestant known for her humour, body positivity, and advocacy for self-acceptance. The event features a varied lineup including beloved London icon, Rhian, among other established and rising stars.

Wembley Park to host free, inclusive annual Pride event Harrow Online
Wembley Park Pride. Image credit: Amanda Rose

Activities will also include pride-themed dance fitness with Fab Lab, quizzes, and sing-alongs, offering something for everyone.

Jonas Hedqvist, Programme Director at Wembley Park Pride 2024 said, “This year’s Pride event is a vibrant celebration of our community’s diversity. From the London Trans Choir to trailblazers like Asifa Lahore, we’re showcasing the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ identities.

“This event embodies the spirit of inclusivity, creating a space where everyone can express themselves freely and unite in celebration. I’m thrilled to be part of this colourful mosaic that is Wembley Park Pride 2024.”

 

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