Katrina is headline act at Pride in Liverpool

Ex-Eurovision winner Katrina Leskanich, formerly of Katrina and the Waves, will be the headline artist at this year’s Pride in Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports

Katrina Leskanich
Katrina Leskanich formerly of Katrina & The Waves will headline Pride in Liverpool


Pride in Liverpool has announced that Katrina Leskanich, formerly of Katrina and the Waves, will be the headline act at this year’s festival in July.

She will perform on the main stage – which is returning to Liverpool Waterfront – on Saturday, July 27, with the annual march and festival remaining free for all to attend.

Known for hits including Walking on Sunshine and Going Down to Liverpool, Katrina was propelled to new heights in 1997, when, as lead singer of Katrina and the Waves, they won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with Love Shine A Light. 

Pride in Liverpool organiser LCR Pride Foundation confirmed Katrina’s headline performance as well as the rest of the day’s programme will be free to attend.

This follows the announcement of an additional day and ticketed fundraiser the night before, Pride Classical.

Already announced, the annual March With Pride will also coincide with Pride in Liverpool festival. Registration is open for anyone wishing to participate in the march, which begins at St George’s Hall Plateau before making its way to the Liverpool Waterfront.

More details of the full Pride in Liverpool programme are to be released in the coming weeks. Anyone wishing to perform or trade can find more information at prideinliverpool.co.uk

Andi Herring, chief executive of LCR Pride Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the main stage back for what is going to be the biggest Pride in Liverpool programme yet.

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“We’re not quite yet over the buzz of last year’s Eurovision and following the weekend’s fantastic contest in Malmo we can’t wait to continue that magic further with Katrina.

“Pride in Liverpool is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate diversity and acceptance in the Liverpool City Region and show our solidarity with LGBT+ communities across the world.”

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