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Pride 2021 goes back to the 1980s

Back to the ’80s for Pride 2021

Hastings Pride is back on Sunday 29 August and is bigger and better than ever before with the incredible hard work of all the team – and powered by Hastings Rocks. Organiser Anton Burton-Windsor tells us more.

This year we are going back to the 1980s with many original artists from the era that brought us crimped hair, stone-washed jeans and mullets!

We are super excited to be announcing we will be celebrating 40 years of Lee John and Imagination. This multi-talented artist has been a singer, writer, record producer, actor and even a film producer. He is one of the hardest working men in music, continuously touring internationally in his ever-popular solo performances showing his diversity across multi genres from embracing the pop stream genre as well as his more classic presentation into the jazz world, none better reflecting this than with the release of his last critically acclaimed solo album Feel My Soul.

Lee John is best known for his work founding and leading disco superstars Imagination, producers of hits such as Just an Illusion, Music and Lights and Flashback. Recently collaborating with the Gorillaz on their much-lauded new album, Song Machine, he has never stayed still or rested on his laurels – and we know he’s going to put on a show to remember for us at Hastings Pride!

Hastings-based Sarah Jane Morris is delighted to be on stage at Pride 2021.

We are also very excited to be announcing Hazel Dean, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Sarah-Jane Morris (Communards), Maggie Du Monde (Scarlet Fantastic), The Devout (Depeche Mode Tribute Band) and Little Remix (Little Mix Tribute Act) with many, many more artists, drag artists and cabaret performers. There will be something for everyone, making it a day and night to remember!

We are proud to bring this free celebration of diversity with the help of all our crowdfunder supporters and our sponsors Big Lottery, Hastings Rocks, Love Hastings, Safer Hastings Partnership, Hastings Direct, Hastings Borough Council, 1066 Country Marketing, East Sussex County Council, AG Smiles and Brewers. We can’t wait to see you there.

To find out everything going on this week and at Pride on Sunday 29 August, visit the Hastings Pride website.

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Posted 21:56 Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 In: One Long Party

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