SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture are delighted to be taking over the FUTURE STAGE of Birmingham Pride on Sunday 27th May as part of the phenomenal Pride 2018 line-up.
We are really excited to announce our Pride line-up, bring you a mix of local and regional powerhouses to the Birmingham Pride Stage. So if you're coming to Birmingham Pride this year make sure to head to the Future Stage (in the Nightingale) from 13:00-14:30 on Sunday 27th May.
Using melody to transmit spoken word and vocals, Transits are a Birmingham-based eclectic duo made up of Theatre Maker, Elizabeth (Zeddie) Lawal and Live Artist Louisa Robbin. Drawing influence from an array of artists such as Paramore, Bonobo and Daughter, their haunting sound has been said to transport an audience.
A regular on the Manchester scene, Monopoly Phonic is now as well known for her self-produced pop rap music and live performances as she is for her drag lip syncs. Her debut EP Next Time You're At The Checkout And You Hear The Beep was released in 2016, and the sequel is coming this summer.
Musician and rapper Zara Sykes has supported Birmingham pride for many years and loves being part of such a huge celebration it such a great city.
She's opened concerts for major artists such as Mary J Blige and has performed with US sensation Adina Howard on her track 'Freak Like Me'. Zara continues to work within the community supporting young people and families. Zara is an activist with Love Music Hate Racism and continues to use music as a way to unite people.