Legendary electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys have just been announced as this year’s headliner for Brighton Pride’s Summer Of Love Festival.
Alongside producing unforgettable tracks like West End Girls, Niel and Chris have always advocated for LGBT+ causes. However, the performance in Preston Park on Sunday, 5 August will be the pair’s first pride appearance in 20 years. Their set will be the same as the one from their sell-out arena tour, aptly titled the Super Tour.
Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton Pride, said: “We are really proud to welcome the Pet Shop Boys to headline our most fantastic Pride Festival ever. Having worked with some of the world’s most important artists, their impressive history and amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable. Add to that their community conscience and campaigning, and they are the perfect act for the finale of our Summer Of Love Festival.”
The three-time Brit winners and six-time Grammy nominees added the NME for ‘Godlike Genius’ to their impressive awards repertoire. Since forming in London in 1981, the duo has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, and Tina Turner, to name but a few. They’ve released a whopping 26 albums and have seen 18 of their singles make the UK top 20. Four of their catchiest hits – West End Girls, It’s A Sin, Always On My Mind, and Heart – have made it to the top spot of UK number one.
Their latest album Super placed in the top three in the UK album chart when it was released last year, and has attracted much praise from critics and fans alike.