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5 amazing pop acts to catch at this month’s Pride Glasgow – starring Saara Aalto

5 amazing pop acts to catch at this month’s Pride Glasgow – starring Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto

This month sees the return of one of the biggest and best dates in the Scottish LGBTI calendar – Pride Glasgow.

Taking place from 19-20 August, over 5,000 people commonly take part in the parade, which takes place on Saturday, with over 50,000 spectating.

The parade route is expected to be the same as in 2015 and 2016, although this is subject to change.

It kicks off at Glasgow Green at noon, before weaving through the city center and ending at Greendyke Street.

Here are five of the best pop acts performing at the main festival site at Glasgow Green. Have a good one, Glasgow!

1 Saara Aalto

Finnish singing sensation Saara came second on last year’s series of The X Factor.

Shortly after the show it was reported that Saara had landed a record deal and a song penned by Sia.

The rising star – who this year proposed to her female partner Meri Sopanen – recently tweeted that she’ll be following her performance with a road trip of Scotland, taking in Inverness, Loch Ness and the Edinburgh Fringe. Jealous!

2 The Fizz

They were huge in the 80s, and Bucks Fizz recently announced a comeback, renaming themselves The Fizz (with original members Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston; Bobby McVay takes the place replace of the last original member Bobby G).

The band won Eurovision for the UK in 1981, and scored a string of hits during their heyday.

These include the numbers ones Making Your Mind Up, The Land Of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies.

3 B*Witched

Irish girlband B*Witched experienced massive stardom in the late 90s, with their first four singles topping the charts in the UK.

Their first, C’est la Vie, even reached the top 10 in the US.

They reformed for the 2013 series of The Big Reunion and have been gigging ever since. In 2014 they released an EP, charmingly named Champagne or Guinness.

4 Collabro

Musical theater group Collabro won the 2014 series of Britain’s Got Talent in the UK.

They’ve since released three top ten albums: 2014’s Stars, which reached number one; 2015’s Act Two, which reached number two, and Home, which reached number seven.

In 2014, member Jamie Alexander Lambert came out publicly as gay.

5 Kelly Llorenna

The voice behind N-Trance’s mega 90s hit Set You Free, Kelly saw the dance anthem go top five in 1994 and 2001!

It may be her signature song, but the star has actually accumulated seven top 20 singles in the UK, enjoying a career spanning three decades.

For more information about Pride Glasgow, visit the official website here.

Gay Star News is a media partner of Pride Glasgow.