Pet Shop Boys to headline Pride

Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 10:47 am

The Pet Shop Boys are to headline Pride this year, their first Pride appearance in 20 years.

Pet Shop BoysThe duo, who were last month awarded the NME award for Godlike Genius, will play in Preston Park on Saturday, 5 August.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be performing their Super Tour show, from their sellout arena tour.

Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton Pride, said: “We are really proud to welcome the Pet Shop Boys to headline our most fantastic Pride Festival ever. Having worked with some of the world’s most important artists, their impressive history and amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable. Add to that their community conscience and campaigning, and they are the perfect act for the finale of our Summer Of Love Festival.”

Grammy nominated, Brit Award winners (including a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2009) and just this month awarded the NME award for Godlike Genius, The Pet Shop Boys’ impressive history and their amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable. They’ve worked with some of the world’s most important performers and artists including David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, The Killers, Girls Aloud, Shirley Bassey, Take That, Yoko Ono, Moby, The Scissor Sisters, Liza Minnelli, Boy George and many more.

The Pet Shop Boys have released twenty six albums and secured eighteen Top Twenty singles including four UK No.1’s with West End Girls, It’s A Sin, Always On My Mind, and Heart.

Their latest critically acclaimed album Super released in 2016 reached the top 3 of the UK album chart. Throughout their career the Pet Shop Boys have delivered principle alongside pop, as they continue to campaign and fundraise for the LGBT+ community.

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