Worksop Pride’s star-studded event is back this summer!
Not one, but four celebrities are confirmed and more to arrive. Headlining this year’s Worksop Pride on 13th July, is X Factor winner and platinum selling artist Sam Bailey, who had a number one single in 2013 with ‘Skyscraper’ and, following on with the X Factor theme, Melanie Masson is also making a special appearance. She reached the live finals in 2013 under mentor Gary Barlow and has toured with P!nk, Stereophonics and Wet Wet Wet to name but a few.
And to celebrate the ‘20 year anniversary’ of the hit ITV show ‘Bad Girls’ they have Simone Lahbib making a guest appearance. She played G Wing governor Helen Stewart and has also starred in Downtown Abbey, Judge John Deed and ITV’s ‘The Loch’. Alongside her is returning actress Alicya Eyo who played Denny Blood in Bad Girls. She also played Ruby Haswell in Emmerdale and is currently in five-star show ‘Clink’ and officially opened the first ever Worksop Pride in 2016.
The main event has extended its hours to start from 1.00pm and finishes at 9.00pm with back to back entertainment — returning to host is Worksop Pride founder and organiser of the event Crystal Lucas. She is joined on stage by her stunning co-host Vivian Twist.
After a fabulous debut performance last year of ‘This is me’, Kate Lucas is returning to perform followed by the amazing singer Stevie Moore. Acoustic singer Katie Greaves is returning for another outstanding performance and new to their stage is international singer Anthony Collesso. Also new to the Worksop Pride stage is Nottingham based Lee Michaels and offering original music is first time solo artist Emma Maezin. Debuting her first ever main stage performance is Imogen Mellors and returning favourite Lee Lambert is set to entertain the crowd. Community acting/dance group ‘Little Drama Group’ will be ‘flossing’ a brilliant performance followed by award winning drag act ‘The Funky Beavers Show’ which also features co-host Vivian Twist! After Sam Bailey’s performance the event comes to a close with tributes by Charlotte Hopley as Lady Gaga and finally Donna Moody as P!NK!
And if that isn’t enough, they also have food, drink, children’s entertainers, stalls, face painters and much, much more throughout the day.
This is the fourth Worksop Pride event to hit Worksop town centre and each year it has grown and grown. It’s great day out for all the family to attend and for everyone to come together to support the LGBT+ community and raise awareness. St John’s School will be the first school in the area to lead the parade. Assembly for the parade commences at 12.00pm at Worksop Train Station, walking along Carlton Road, into the town centre and up Bridge Street, joining the main event at 1.00pm.