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Pride 2024 Main Stage


This year Swindon & Wiltshire Pride is showcasing a diverse line up of live acts including local talent and nationally known artists as we celebrate our 16th year!  Check out below for more information!

Meet Your Host: The Royal Serenity

 

Live singing cabaret drag artist and firebreather - performing on stages across the UK and as far as Spain & The Philippines. Also the creator & producer of a successful Cabaret Show in North Wales called ‘Evening With Royalty’. She has appeared in The Journal, Pioneer, and The Guardian.

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Sonia

 

The number 1 hit ‘You’ll never stop me from loving you’ catapulted Sonia into pop history which continued when she represented the UK at Eurovision. A longtime ally, she is favourite of the Pride scene, she’s the pocket rocket from Liverpool with the BIG voice! 

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Livin' Joy

 

The number 1 single ‘I’m A Dreamer’ is one of the most iconic dance anthems of all time and we cant wait for Livin’ Joy to raise up the Pride Main stage! With 6 UK Top 40 hits and many club anthems they will be creating a piece of 90s club culture at Swindon & Wilshire Pride 

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The Cheeky Girls

 

If there is one place where you can be yourself and celebrate who you are its PRIDE. Transylvanian twins Monica and Gabriela have always been quintessentially themselves, writing the campest of hits and performing with  pure joy. Get ready to get CHEEKY!

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Cheryl

 

The Queen of Essex! The Dancing Diva! Star of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK and UK Vs The World and now Canada Vs the World which airs July 19, is known for her incredible dance performances. Having performed in front of Cheryl herself,  and with the reunion tour of Girls Aloud this year she will be performing some of their hits on the main stage!

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Aimie Atkinson

 

Oliver award nominee Aimie Atkinson was in the original cast of SIX the musical, in the UK tour as well as on the West End, and originating the role of Katherine Howard. Aimee is known for her powerful vocals and is a former winner of The Voice of Musicals on BBC Radio 2. 

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Victoria Scone

 

Victoria Scone (She/Her/They/Them) made history being the first person assigned female at birth to compete on Drag Race UK, on the franchise’s third series.

 

They then went on to compete on Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs The World, representing the UK, in which they made the top 4, and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics worldwide.

Victoria has since led the all-drag cast of ‘Death Drop: Back In The Habit’ on its UK Tour and West End run in 2022/23, playing Mother Superior to critical acclaim. Most recently, Victoria played the Queen of Hearts in Charming Entertainment’s Adult Panto UK Tour of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ 2024 and Carabosse in Tuckshop’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ 2023. Pre Drag Race, Victoria made it to the grand-final of Drag Idol UK 2018.

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Katy Ellis

 

The UK’s top Taylor Swift Tribute act, bringing a taste of the ERA’s tour! Katy and her dancers will be performing some of Taylor's biggest hits, and as a full blown Swiftie herself she brings accurate live singing, costumes and dance routines. 

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LoUis CYpher

Cheeky Yorkshire lad LoUis CYfer was the first ever Drag King to win the crown at Drag Idol UK and has since successfully conquered the theatre world in the triple award-winning Drag King show Joan.

CYfer has most recently played Charley Parkhurst in RSC and Royal Court Theatre’s productions of ‘Cowbois’. He was also part of the company of Modest for Middle Child Theatre, which toured the UK before a season at the Kiln Theatre London and earned him a UK Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance.

 

Before this, CYfer led the all drag West End touring production of ‘Deathdrop: Back In The Habit’ for Trafalgar Entertainment and TuckShop, as Father Alfie-Romeo. As a Master of the Arts (he’s got the certificate n’all!!) CYfer produces his own immersive cabaret theatre and has recently toured with his immersive all-inclusive holiday themed production ‘The Last Resort’, as well as performing in events and gigs all around the country.

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Fayth Ifill

 

Simon Cowell loved her audition on BGT so much that he absolutely smashed that Golden Buzzer, sending her straight to the live semi final. The Swindon singer has appeared on the West End in many shows such as School of Rock, and as young Tina in TINA THE MUSICIAL. She will be bringing us a powerhouse performance of Pop and Soul Classics. 

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Disco Dollz

 

We welcome local talents Dollz who are a live singing duo celebrating some of the most iconic songs from girls groups and divas of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Expect hits from Madonna, Whitney, Abba and more! 

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Spotlight Choir


We welcome back one of the most inclusive choirs in the UK, Spotlight! The Choir’s founders Maryrose Higgins and Sharon Lloyd set up the group to give their members  more confidence, self-belief and tons of fun while performing. We love the choir opening the show with their singalong songs that everyone will know!

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Daisy Delights

 

Daisy Delight is a camp, fun and vibrant Drag Artist from Swindon. Having performed for over 2 years around the South West of England and London, Daisy is ready to dazzle the stage of Swindon Pride 2024! Her sharp lip-sync performances and fierce looks have been enjoyed by audiences far and wide and Swindon will get to dance along to 80s classics and feel-good pop hits

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Smashby

 

Smashby is the Firecracker Queer artist on the rise! A viral sensation, with over 1 Millon  likes on TikTok and TV appearances on Channel 4's '50 Years of Pride' and MTV's 'Love Squad’. They have teamed up with Aja and Divina De Campo on singles as well as having one of their singles featured on Love Island Australia. 

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Revolution Performing Arts

 

Working with kids from difficult homes mentoring performing arts good for growth self love and expression, RPA has a unique group with an emphasis on fun, confidence building, boosting self-esteem and developing individual protentional.

 

Revolution is child-centred and help support young people across Wiltshire and further beyond. They create a safe and inclusive environment supporting looked-after and neurodiverse young people with their non-judgmental classes. Revolution supports all young people regardless of their background or perceived talent, they accept everyone!

 

If you would like to find out more about Revolution and their classes, please head to their stand! 

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Pride 2024 Community Stage

Ella Rae

 

Ella is a Wiltshire vocalist who has a passion for Jazz & Soul music much older than her years! Expect classics from artists like Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone with a fresh modern twist!

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Jazzy

A Grade 8 vocalist from Old Town. In the last year she has begun singing at events as part of an acoustic duo, a girl group and even in a 9 piece soul band. This summer Jazzy is performing a stunning set of soulful, jazz and pop covers solo in her own style

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Athena Aperta

Athena Aperta believes in the fluidity of life, music and gender and is a songwriter, musician and mentor. They run workshops in sound therapy and music meditation as well as holding a LGBTQIA+ Affirmative counselling skills qualification.

 

They have performed all over Europe as well as Pride in London. Athena Aperta is a musician dedicated to helping others feel less alone. Athena explores what it means to be vulnerable through voice and song.

 

They have nearly a decade of experience performing live as well as a backstory coming from having severe mental health conditions and addiction to being in the most stable place mentally in her life. Originally from Swindon, Athena Aperta loves to surprise the audience with her impressive tones, humour and quick songwriting abilities. Not one to miss

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Rhys Humphreys

Rhys is an Actor and Musician based in Wroughton. Performing has been his life from a young age when he starred in a local production of Our House - The Musical.

 

Since then he has been on the stage every year in various productions, and he is excited to perform at Swindon & Wiltshire PRIDE bringing you a set of some of his favourite tracks and tunes.

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Pride 2024 Pride After Party

Our afterparty has had a glow up! We are once again hosting our OFFICIAL afterparty at Battle Boom Bar. This year will be the best yet, with our DJ playing camp and club classics, Drag performances, on stage interactive games, and an EXCLUSIVE performance (the first time in Swindon) from an artist celebrating one of the most iconic pop stars of our time 

The Beyoncé Experience

 

‘This ain't Texas’, but we have a slice of Cowboy Carter coming to Swindon! Famed for performing on Britain’s Got Talent; the Beyoncé Experience has performed worldwide including New York, Las Vegas, L.A, and Barcelona. The show brings accurate choreography, costumes and energy of Queen Bey. 

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Dixie Normous

 

Renowned Drag Queen, actor, live singer and comedian is sassy, classy, and a bit smart arsey! She is our hostess of the after party, bringing you live singing, audience participation games and loads of laughs!

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DJ NEMZ

 

Starting with a passion for DJ-ing 90s and 2000s music, DJ Nehmi is an in demand DJ in the area working in some of the biggest clubs, as well as playing at London Pride. She will be spinning club and camp classics at our afterparty between our other live acts. 

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