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Torfaen Pride mainstage lineup released

LGBT+ charity, Club F.O.D, are not only pleased to announce our 2 week countdown to Torfaen Pride which takes place at Pontypool Park on 1st June 2024 but are also pleased to release our full mainstage line up.

The mainstage will be filled with local and national performers from midday until 7pm and hosted by Drag Performer, Tammy Paxton, will feature:

  • Music provided by Torfaen’s Community Radio Station, Vitalize Radio
  • Drag Performer Lady M who is also hosting Drag Bingo at The New Inn, Abersychan on Friday 31st May from 8pm to launch Torfaen Pride Weekend 
  • Vocalist Kyle Finn
  • Vocalist Petra Evans
  • The Rock Choir
  • Vocalist Mark Dibble
  • Vocalist Just Kalz
  • Newport Music and Theatre School
  • Drag Performer Nicolas Hoare
  • Drag Performer Kiki Babs
  • Drag Performer Ginny Lemon from RuPauls Drag Race Season 2
  • ABBA Tribute, ‘ABBA DIVA’

Torfaen Pride is free to enter family friendly event that celebrates Diversity in Torfaen.

Jamie Wake, charity CEO, said that “..For the LGBT+ community, Pride is a celebration of identity, diversity, and inclusion and for a significant number of the LGBT+ community, an individual’s first pride literally can change their life: it’s empowering and exhilarating to discover that there are people just like you..”

The event was officially announced in July 2023 following a motion presented by Cllr Giles Davies to Torfaen Council to acknowledge the LGBT+ community in the borough of Torfaen as well as to acknowledge support by the local authority for a pride event in Torfaen. The motion was passed unanimously.

The event will consist of main stage, market stalls, community stalls, food and drink stalls and a fun fair. A parade route is currently being considered.

There is still space available for traders and community groups to part of Torfaen’s first pride and enquiries can be made via [email protected].

The event kicks off pride month in Wales which runs throughout June and for Club F.O.D its also a double celebration as the weekend also marks their 5th birthday.

Jamie Wake, Club F.O.D CEO, added “It’s not just Torfaen Pride – it’s Torfaen’s Pride”. Highlighting that this has been adopted as the events tagline. 

More details of the event can be found at torfaenpride.co.uk or on facebook @torfaenpride

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