We’re proud to have welcomed all of these acts and guests to our stages for this year’s Congleton Pride on Saturday 22 July! We had two stages running throughout the day in the town centre – surrounded by market stalls, food and shopping. And once more our evening event now called After Hours, lit up the town hall until the middle of the night!
- Day Stage (High Street)
- Community Stage (Bridge Street, daytime)
- After Hours (Town Hall, evening to midnight)
10:00 – 10:10 am
We opened Pride with a few words from people who are important to our Pride project and to our town…
10:10 – 11:30 am
11:30am – 12:30 pm
The X Factor’s Andy Hofton is back for another year and we cannot wait to see him perform again! A close friend to Pride who’s performed on our day stage every single time, as well as at our St Patrick’s Day event. He is sure to get you on your feet, singing and dancing with his amazing voice and dazzling personality! His passion for performance shines bright and puts everyone in a fantastic mood!
12:30 – 1:00 pm
The Gay Gordons is a group of Scottish Country Dance enthusiasts that’s based in Greater Manchester. Having attended our Pride in its early years, they’re now regular performers here. The only rule is… audience participation is a MUST!!
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Frantic Fridays is a jazz/rock band from our neighbouring town of Sandbach. Their aim is to inspire more people to pick up and start playing musical instruments.
1:45 – 2:15 pm
The Gay Gordons return for their second show of the day.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
SDA is an established dance academy, that specialises in Street styles, including hip hop, locking, poppin, breakin, waacking, house, krump! Fun & Friendly! Together they aim to deliver, real street knowledge through foundational techniques, and let the dancers live the real street and Hip Hop culture but most importantly they deliver FUN!
3:00 – 3:15 pm
What can we say about Fonda…. Well nothing that’s already been said before. The Plus Sized Barbie Princess of Congleton is back and compering / performing at our 2023 event.
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Bored Adventures formed after five friends met at Sandbach school and started to create music together. They wanted to make new and interesting music and are influenced by bands such as Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys and My Chemical Romance amongst others.
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Hey Britney… Lucy Rose is the ultimate Britney Spears tribute act.
Absolute Britney is an experience in which the audience will relive Britney’s iconic career. Everything from choreography to costume is a complete replica of Britney’s iconic style, reproducing her iconic live performances.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nick is a family favourite in Congleton when it comes to his amazing shows! Gather your children around the stage to see the wonders that this magician can conjure up… will you see the white rabbit come out of a hat!?
12:00 – 12:20 pm
Zumba with Em
12:20 – 12:30 pm
Anna, Congleton Museum: “What Pride means to me”
12:30 – 12:50 pm
Mossley Primary School
12:50 – 1:00 pm
Richard Walton, Congleton Pride trustee: “What Pride means to me”
1:00 – 1:20 pm
Beks Mackin (Pound, drum exercise group)
1:20 – 1:30 pm
Maxine: “What Pride means to me”
1:30 – 1:50 pm
1:50 – 2:00 pm
Michael Unett: “What Pride means to me”
2:00 – 2:20 pm
Beks Mackin (Pound, drum exercise group)
2:20 – 2:40 pm
Kieran Davies – singer
2:40 – 2:50 pm
Malcolm Pope: “What Pride means to me”
2:50 – 3:10 pm
GemiTy – drag
3:10 – 3:45 pm
Gareth Williams – singer
3:45 – 4:00
Raffle draw & closing words – Churnet Sound
Meet your host, the camp queen of Congleton herself – Stella Black! Stella is very excited to be performing for Congleton Pride once again this time with a whole new show planned. Comedy, audience participation games and live singing is to be expected! Stella is gagging to serve you the hits and leave you in stitches! Are you ready?
The sensation that is Madonna is coming to Congleton Pride After hours in the form of astounding tribute act Laura King! She’ll be performing only the very best of Madonna with such classics like Material Girl, La Isla Bonita, Like a Prayer and everyone’s favourite, Vogue!
Drag sensation Marie La Rae is a favourite in the Manchester drag scene, who serves Camp with a capital C! Marie will be giving us some good old-fashioned comedy along with some live singing with hits like Sweet Caroline, Proud Mary and I am what I am! Let’s all get together and do the time warp again with the one and only Marie La Rae!
We’d also like to pay tribute to all the performers who helped to make last year’s Pride so special…