Bright Light Bright Light, is headlining the second ever Pride in Trafford celebrations in May 2020 – a collaboration between the Mayor of Trafford, Waterside Arts and Creative Industries Trafford.  This five day festival looks to explore and celebrate identity and LGBTQ+ life across this Greater Manchester region.

Inspired by the world of 80s and 90s cinema and deemed “completely irresistible” by The Guardian and “Wales’ finest export” by Gay Times, Bright Light Bright Light, takes his music around the world, using his platform to raise awareness and money for many LGBTQ+ charities. He began his career on the London Underground, and has since toured not only with Cher, but with the likes of Elton John, Erasure, Scissor Sisters, Ellie Goulding and John Grant. His one off headlining gig for Pride in Trafford takes place at Waterside on Friday 15 May. 

Bright Light x 2 is also a much-loved DJ and has performed at Glastonbury, Bestival and numerous Pride festivals, whilst also running the legendary, weekly Time Out Recommended party in New York – Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance at Alan Cumming’s East Village club. A first for Greater Manchester – this unique event comes to Waterside for the very first time on Saturday 16 May. 

These two special events are presented as part of Pride in Trafford – a five day programme celebrating and exploring identity and LGBTQ+ life across the region. Kicking off the programme on Wednesday 13 May is a Rainbow Flag Raising, where Mayor of Trafford Cllr Robert Chilton, Leader, Cllr Andrew Western and CEO Sara Todd will be joined by local children from Wellfield School at Sale Town Hall.

Bright Light Bright Light, is a phenomenal artist who champions LGBTQ+ representation with vibrant joyous and uplifting live shows.  I am particularly excited about bringing Romy and Michele’s Tea Dance from NYC to Trafford and I’m sure our audiences will love this unique event.

You’ll see many of the events as part of the programme are free, low cost or have discounted tickets available to young people and those on low incomes and we thank our funders and supporters of this important initiative.”

Pride in Trafford runs from Wednesday 13 May to Sunday 17 May 2020 coinciding with the world-wide IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) on 17 May.

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