Stockport's Historic Market Place - 2nd June 2024
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On the Martyn Hett Stage

With drag queens, musicians, speakers and a DJ, you can enjoy a variety of peformances on Sunday 2nd June 2024, from 11am to 7pm, on the Martyn Hett Stage in Castle Yard within Stockport Market Place.

The Vegan Queens
Compering Stockport Pride 2024 are The Vegan Queens. Mother & Daughter Gemini & Miasma are northern women with a hint of Coronation Street, a dash of Emmerdale and a whole lotta vegan love to share with you at Stockport Pride 2024 and beyond.
DJ Phil "Cee"
DJ Phil "Cee" has been here since the very first Stockport Pride back in 2017. Having worked in the Gay Village Manchester since 2009, he's been the back beat to many nights out for many people over the years - playing the best from 90s, 00s to current hits!
Rowetta the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band Happy Mondays. She played herself in the film 24 Hour Party People and was the last lady standing in the UK's first X Factor in 2004.
Kitty Scott-Claus
Kitty Scott-Claus is a drag performer, actor and television personality who shot to stardom after cementing her place as a fan favourite on BBC's RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
Nathaniel J Hall
Nathaniel J Hall is an award-winning writer, performer and HIV activist who is known for his stigma-smashing shows First Time and Toxic. He also appeared in the hit Channel 4 drama It's A Sin.
Drag Queen
Story Hour UK
An amazing storytelling drag performer will be reading some fabulous stories as part of our Family Space as well as appearing on the Martyn Hett Stage.
Ailsa McPhee
Stockport born and bred Ailsa McPhee is so chuffed to get onto the Martyn Hett Stage at Stockport Pride 2024 this year and promises to do what we came here to do on planet earth: unite us in the DANCE.
Flowers of Evil
Returning to the Martyn Hett Stage at Stockport Pride 2024 are Flowers Of Evil. They are an LGBTQ+ art-pop trio that blend romantic melodies with industrial beats and infectious hooks - creating a playful sonic landscape.
Prairie Dogs
The Manchester Prairie Dogs are the longest running not-for-profit LGBTQ+ Line Dance Group outside London. Dancing together for over 25 years now, they are a diverse group who love dancing to a real mix of music - from Country to Eurovision through Disco and Pop.
Gay Gordons
The Gay Gordons Manchester is the home of Scottish Country and Ceilidh dancing for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. If you fancy joining them, they train Monday evenings at The Thompson's Arms. No experience necessary.
Lavender Rodriguez explores afro-futuristic sounds, electronic dance, and alt-pop with an essence of soul and afrobeat muses - celebrating the intersectionality of queerness and being mixed-race with genre-bending, head-bopping music.
Alabaster Queen
Alabaster Queen is a Proud Queer Performance Artist, serving their community with soulful sounds and twisted covers.
Laura and the Lesbians
Laura and the Lesbians are a choir of visible queer women! Their music reflects their personal history, a shared queer history and the light and shade of life. It is their strongest bond and supports their great friendship, and is a great celebration of queer life in all its forms.
NK Theatre Arts
NK Theatre Arts will be performing an excerpt from their forthcoming teen production of "Everybody's Talking About Jamie", a funny, outrageous and touching musical sensation, which is being performed at The Forum Theatre in Romiley 20th-22nd June.

With opening remarks from Jay Crawford, Chair of Board of Trustees at Sparkle.

Plus Community Spotlight Speakers throughout the day.

Throughout the day all performances will be British Sign Language Interpretered.

The Martyn Hett Stage is sponsored by