Pose star Billy Porter will be serving looks at Pride in London the next 6 July.
Pride in London has just announced its lineup for the annual event in the UK capital. Golden Globe-nominee and Tony Award-winner Porter will close the show on the Trafalgar Square stage.
Billy Porter and the other acts
Excited to announce the incredible line-up we have across all 5 stages for the #PrideJubilee! From #Eurovision's @saaraaalto and @surieofficial, to the cast of @JamieMusical and #PoseFX's incredible @theebillyporter, there's something for everyone: https://t.co/Tjbuq1K0wi pic.twitter.com/qI4MAoiBm1
— Pride in London (@PrideInLondon) June 18, 2019
Billy Porter will be joined by the likes of Finnish-born singer Saara Aalto and Becky Hill. Furthermore, Drag Race royalty Willam, Scarlett O’Hara and Soju will also perform.
Community acts appearing on the Trafalgar Square stage include the London Gay Big Band.
Pride in London will then give the chance to younger talent to perform. The winners of this year’s Pride’s Got Talent music competition, Henry Newbury, and cabaret competition, Frankly Desire, will take to the main stage.
Cast members from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be bringing a taste of the West End to Parade day. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be opening the show with a medley of favourite songs featuring Lucie Jones from hit musical Waitress.
Pride in London’s four stages
Moreover, the Women’s Stage is returning to Leicester Square for the third year.
The all-female lineup include Sinitta, Four of Diamonds, Heather Peace, SuRie, Toya Delazy and The Voice finalist Lloren. They will perform alongside some of the acts that competed in Pride’s Got Talent 2019, including Saachi, Ina Shai and Amber Dee.
Acts on the other central London stages include the finalists of Drag Idol 2019 and Charlie Hides on the Cabaret Stage on Soho’s Dean Street.
The brand new World Area stage in Golden Square will feature performances from Alicai Harley, Leo Kalyan, Seann Miley Moore and Nate Ethan Watson aka N’Chyx.
This year’s theme Pride Jubilee will look back on fifty years of LGBTI fights.
The theme will obviously tie in with the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
As the word jubilee suggests, this year’s theme will also be a cheerful acknowledgement of how far the community has come ever since that night in 1969.
Billy Porter in Pose
Warning: spoilers for Pose ahead
Pose has just debuted a new season on Fx. Following the premiere of the second season, the network announced the renewal for a third season.
The series, created by Ryan Murphy, explores ballroom culture in New York City and also made history with the highest number of series regular transgender actors.
Porter plays legendary emcee Pray Tell, diagnosed with HIV in season one.