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Plymouth Pride

Plymouth Pride

Plymouth Pride

Plymouth Pride

Plymouth Pride

Artists & Set Times

Artists & Set Times

Artists & Set Times

Artists & Set Times

Artists & Set Times

  • ALYSHA VINE – 12:30pm
  • MANDY ANNE KET – 1:15pm
  • MANUKA – 2pm
  • BENJI MATTHEWS – 4:15pm
  • ELLEN TRIFFITT – 5:15pm
  • BOOTY LUV – 6:15pm
  • BETH McCARTHY – 7pm
  • TALKS – 12:30 – 2:30pm
  • TAKE IT BACK TO ZEROS – 6 – 8pm
  • ROXIE GREW – 3:15pm
  • MARIE – 4:15pm

Babcock Main Stage...

MAIN STAGE | 19:00

Beth McCarthy

An unstoppable force in the pop community

Described as ‘an unstoppable force in the pop community’ by Music Crowns, York-born Beth
McCarthy tells the stories of a twenty-something trying to understand love, friendship, and the feelings that come with figuring out who you are ❤️ Beth draws influence from the guitar-based-pop of Miley Cyrus, the lyricism of Taylor Swift, and the vocal vulnerability of Holly Humberstone.

Her music combines pop melody with a rocky edge and a deeply relatable honesty that has led to over 27 million Spotify streams, 660,000 TikTok followers, and the release of her latest EP ‘No Hard Feelings’ in September 2022.

Beth has gained the support of BBC Radio 1's Mollie King, sold out her October London headlines show (in 20 minutes), and completed a UK headline tour in May 2022, after support slots with Sigrid and Casey Lowry.

She has also recently worked with Adam and Eve as the voice of the CALM charity ‘Last Photo’ campaign, which featured both on This Morning and across the wider ITV network.

She is one NOT to be missed!

MAIN STAGE | 18:15

Booty Luv

Their debut single ‘Boogie 2nite’ saw them blast their way to the top

Hope you're ready to party, cause we are with chart toppers Booty Luv ????

Born of Big Brovaz fame, Cherise and Nadia have made quite a splash in the house music pond. Booty Luv’s debut single saw them blast their way to the top ‘Boogie 2nite’ which peaked at #2 in the UK singles chart spending a total of eight weeks in the top 10 ????

Shortly followed by ‘Shine’and ‘Don’t Mess With My Man’ which, after taking over Radio 1’s playlist, topping the national club charts and receiving rave reviews all over the country ???? and the heart of clubland Ibiza????

Thank you to OMG Plymouth Bar & Club for sponsoring one of our headline acts ????

MAIN STAGE | 16:15

Benji Matthews

From Truro to XFactor!

We are delighted to welcome the super talented Benji Matthews to Plymouth Pride ????????

Benji is a singer and songwriter originally from Truro. He started his musical career at the age of 13, and was discovered by an ITV talent scout at the age of 16... he was invited to take part in the XFactor 2017 series ????

The video of him performing his original track "Daydream" went on to become the programs 5th most watched video!

All Benji's work is released independently through his own label, Benji's Music, allowing him complete creative control of his releases ???? Working from his own office and studio in Cornwall with a second studio in Blackpool he now has his own in-house video production suite that allows him to also create his own music videos.

And he's bringing his magic to Pride ????️‍????????️‍⚧️

MAIN STAGE | 15:15

Adam All & Apple Derriers

“Godfather of the UK Drag King scene & one of the game-changers”

Can we get a round of applause for the London's leading drag King @Adam All and their beautiful wife Apple Derrieres ???????? This electric duo will be performing on the Main Stage with a tantalising act...

Adam has worked with brands across the country to challenge the perception of gender, including: TED x London, BBC 3 and ASOS ????

We can't wait for you to see them in action on Saturday 5 August at Central Park ????️‍⚧️????️‍????

MAIN STAGE | 12:30

Alysha Vine

A blend of original Pop Rock infused with a soulful vibe

We can't wait to be serenaded by Alysha Vine on Saturday 5 August at Central Park ????

Alysha is an exceptional solo artist renowned for her captivating blend of original Pop Rock infused with a soulful vibe.

With a talent for delivering energetic and soul-stirring performances, she has graced prestigious stages including the BBC Introducing Stage and enchanted audiences from the vibrant streets of New York to the serene landscapes of Cornwall.

Beyond her sensational live presence, Alysha also showcases her creative prowess through an impressive collection of original music videos and a diverse catalogue of music available on all major platforms. Her music resonates deeply with listeners, offering an immersive experience that transcends genres and connects with the hearts of her devoted fans.

MAIN STAGE | 13:15

Mandy & Friends!

Mandy is bringing her mates, get ready!

Join UK Drag icon Mandy Anne Ket for a fun filled family friendly drag performance. Expect Lipsyncs, Live vocals, comedy & heaps of fun. She will also be joined by special guests!
MAIN STAGE | 14:00


An uplifting and soulful acoustic duo weaving a tapestry of timeless classics and iconic hits!

Manuka's playlist is a carefully curated journey through the worlds of Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, and the ultimate 90s megamix. With Michelle's evocative vocals and Sam's vibrant cajon beats, their performances breathe new life into these classics, creating an unforgettable experience for all who listen.

A defining moment in Manuka's journey is their much-anticipated performance at Plymouth Pride 2023. As staunch supporters of love, acceptance, and unity, the duo is thrilled to contribute their powerful and heartfelt music to this vibrant event. Their performance promises to be a soul-stirring celebration of love and diversity, leaving the audience with cherished memories that will linger long after the event.

MAIN STAGE | 17:15

Ellen Triffitt

Get ready for one of our very own pride directors

Ellen has recently exploded onto the southwest circuit with her high energy performances and material, you may remember her from previous prides in Plymouth and Cornwall! With BBC radio plays and hundreds of stage performances under her belt this is an act very much worth seeing!

Your Hosts...


Roberta Calamari

The tasty catch with the voice to match!
Camp and sassy, Roberta combines awesome vocals and cunning wit to delight and entertain - just what you want in a main stage host!


Author and presenter H is usually found in Exeter organising, running, and hosting a festival for dogs with her wife - but this year is stepping away from the dogs to join the animals at Plymouth Pride!

Watch out for her hilariously dry humour on the main stage.

BT Group Alternative Stage...

TALKS | 12:30 - 13:00

LGBTQIA+ Politics

Join local MP's and councillors to discuss the state of LGBTQIA+ issues in politics
TALKS | 13:00 - 13:30

Plymouth LGBTQIA+ History

With Dr Alan Butler

TALKS | 13:30 - 13:45

LGBTQIA+ Fertility

With Rebecca Matthews

Rebecca Matthews - Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology
TALKS | 13:45 - 14:00


With Eddystone Trust

TALKS | 14:00 - 14:15


With Cllr Dylan Tippetts

TALKS | 14:15 - 14:30

Living Heritage Project

With Queer District Collective

PUNK PRIDE SHOWCASE | 14:45 - 15:30

Mama Tokus

Creating community & collective joy

A hybrid of cabaret, R&B, blues, funk and fun. Making joy in this crazy world with uplifting words, songs, videos and shows
PUNK PRIDE SHOWCASE | 15:40 - 16:10

Anairda and Anarkistas

World/latin folk-rock ensemble

Anairda & The Anarkistas is a world/latin folk-rock ensemble of uplifting, multilingual, political music, led by Latin American artivist Anairda
PUNK PRIDE SHOWCASE | 16:25 - 16:55

Creep Cave

Fuzzy sounds & prickly undertones

Four piece band hailing from Plymouth, bringing you grunge fuzzy sounds with prickly undertones, creating music about political and gender issues ✌????????️‍????
PUNK PRIDE SHOWCASE | 17:05 - 17:45

Suck My Culture

Four piece riot grrrl band

Four piece riot grrrl band, challenging misogyny and tearing up the patriarchy
HEADLINE DJ SET | 18:00 - 20:00

DJ Daron

Lets take it back to zeros!

DJ Daron has been the face and sound of Zeros since 1996 where he started on the cheese floor playing all the camp classics, before moving to the main dance floor; playing the best in dance and chart remixes.

Daron kept returning to the venue he loved until the end of Zeros in 2014.

More recently Daron returned to the iconic Zeros building playing for the hugely successful Zeros reunion nights.

Daron will be joining us at pride playing an eclectic mix of camp classics and the best dance anthems through the years telling the story of Zeros; recreating the atmosphere of an iconic club!


Paul Philpott

As CEO at Fresh Air Studios, Paul was one of our first sponsors at Plymouth Pride. Join him and our various panels as we dissect a range of LGBTQIA+ issues

Acoustic Stage...


Barbican Theatre Rebels


Seaweed In The Fruitlocker

Plymouth's very own queer sea shanty choir

Seaweed in the Fruit Locker is an LGBTQIA+ sea shanty choir formed by artist Rhys Morgan; exploring queer motifs within seafaring history and collective performance in marginalised communities through the tradition of shanty singing. The choir have used their lived experience to rework existing shanties and inspire new ones, continuing the tradition of these hybrid folk songs being adapted time and again through generations and across cultures.

Drag Queen Story Time

With Roberta Calamari

As well as hosting throughout the day on our main stage, catch Roberta opening the Acoustic stage with a special half hour of 'Drag Queen Reads' - this is one for the kids!

Roxie Grew

Influences from the musicals we all know and love and adds her own twist!

Roxie is a singer originally from Walsall, West Midlands.
She is known for her show stopping performances and takes her influences from the musicals we all know and love and adds her own bit of magic to the mix.

Roxie also known as Roxanne Danielle has sung at various venues and events around the uk. From Walsall to Essex, London to now sunny Plymouth!

She can’t wait to put on a performance for you like no other so ………

Prepare to be taken on a journey of emotions with Roxie’s show stopping performances.



Marie Laidlaw is one of the newest and upcoming cover vocalists in Plymouth, with just 2 years of performances under her belt. Marie covers many genres of music especially those from 80s and 90s catering for audiences of any age.