Pride in Liverpool have announced Irish pop legend Samantha Mumba will headline this year’s festival, with a performance on the Barclays Main Stage at the city’s Pier Head on Saturday 30th July.
The multi-talented singer, composer, actress, model and TV presenter is best known for her 00s hit singles, “Gotta Tell You”, “Baby Come on Over” and “Always Come Back to Your Love”, but in 2020 released two brand new singles “Cool” and “Process”.
Slick slice of electric R&B “Cool” features powerhouse vocals and signals a new direction for Grammy-nominated Samantha, while “Process”, which was written by Samantha herself, alongside producer Drew “Druski” Scott, is a heartfelt slow jam.
The Pier Head site for Pride in Liverpool will be open from 12noon and its stage, which has been programmed by Sound City, will spring to life from 1pm, as the city’s March With Pride arrives at the festival site following its journey through the city from St George’s Plateau.
The stage will be hosted throughout the day by Jordan Lee from Radio City & Hits Radio Pride and Jay Hynd – both media partners to LCR Pride Foundation and the city’s annual Pride festival.
Andi Herring, CEO and Co-founder of LCR Pride Foundation – the LGBT+ charity behind Pride in Liverpool and the annual March With Pride – said:
“We are ecstatic to have Samantha Mumba headlining this year’s Pride in Liverpool, as we finally come together to celebrate – in person – for the first time in three years.
“Samantha’s best-known songs contain some of the greatest choruses from the 21st century, so we’re looking forward to a – hopefully sunny – sing-along at the Pier Head!
“We have faced so many challenges in delivering our first festival since before COVID-19, but thanks to our amazing team, volunteers, suppliers and city partners we have ensured that the wait is over and we can finally come together again.
“We’re incredibly proud to have achieved this, even with a last-minute site move, and look forward to being visible, together and celebrating our city region’s beautiful LGBT+ community.”
March muster will begin from 10:30am on Saturday 30th July, with the march starting at 12 noon from St George’s Plateau. The march route and further information about the event will be announced in the coming days.
For more information visit www.lcrpride.co.uk