Wakefield Pride party will be best ever

Wakefield Pride 2011 - Abstract
Wakefield Pride 2011 - Abstract

CHART topping singers and entertainers from Britain’s Got Talent will headline this Sunday’s Wakefield Pride.

The final preparations are being put into place to make the seventh annual celebration of diversity and equality the best ever.

And it kicks off at 1pm on Southgate in the city centre.

One of the highlights will be Father and Son who have appeared on Simon Cowell’s ITV talent show.

Paul Wood, president of Wakefield Pride, said: “We have a boyband called STW who are an up-and-coming group who played at Leeds Pride last Sunday and are really good.

“We also have a female singer, Redd, who is at number one in the Japanese charts at the moment.

“And we have Back to The Future who are a local band that do hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s who are also very good.”

Mr Wood said: “The weather forecast for Sunday is supposed to good so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the sun comes out to make this year’s Pride the best ever.”

The free event has been supported by Wakefield Council and a number of charities and organisations.

For more information including details about after parties visit www.wakefieldpride.net

Another event is also being held in the city centre on Sunday to celebrate diversity.

The Rainbow pub, on Lower Warrengate, is hosting a free family fun day from noon.

There will be barbecue, a bucking bronco and entertainment for all ages.

And organisers will also be raising money for three different charities on the day, Make A Wish Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society and Pinderfields Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit.

For more information contact the pub on 01924 239311.