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Kelly Rowland to headline Birmingham Pride 2020

We're ready to live our gay destiny, child.

By Will Stroude

Kelly Rowland has been confirmed as the headline act for Birmingham Pride 2020.

The Destiny’s Child singer and former X Factor judge, who has racked up nine UK Top 10 hits as a solo artist and 13 as part of the world-renowned girl group, will take to the main stage on Sunday 24 May to celebrate LGBTQ equality.

“UK, the secret is out!”, Rowland, 38, wrote on Twitter.

“Can’t wait to see you at this year’s @BirminghamPride!”

Joining Rowland on the main stage on Sunday will be RuPaul’s Drag Race star and recent Attitude Award winner Peppermint, as well ’90s Eurodance icons The Vengaboys.

This year’s Birmingham Pride will see the weekend’s entertainment events – including the Main Stage, Cabaret Stage, Dance Arena and funfair, all relocated to a new site in Smithfield, the former home of Birmingham Wholesale Market.

The new site is next to the city’s gay village, which will continue to host the Birmingham Pride Street Party and Future Stage.

Birmingham Pride festival director Lawrence Barton, said: “While the gay village will remain at the heart of the event as an integral part of the celebrations, the new festival site on the former Birmingham Wholesale Market gives us the opportunity to make Birmingham Pride 2020 the biggest and best yet.”

Festival tickets for Birmingham Pride, which this year takes place on 23-24 Mayare one sale now here.