Brisbane Pride Festival announces line-up for Fair Day 2014
Brisbane Pride Festival has announced its line-up for September 20th’s Pride March and Fair Day at New Farm Park. You can expect interviews with the artists in the next issue of QP, but in the meantime here’s a preview:
The festival theme, ‘Define Me? More Than a Label’, was inspired by a song by New York artist Ryan Amador (pictured above), along with a visually simply yet effective video clip featuring Amador and Jo Lampert, who duets with him on the song. On Fair Day, Amador will perform the track in a duet with local musician Lucinda Shaw (Silver Sircus), as well as other tracks off his self-titled album Ryan Amador.
Returning to the main stage this year are Kristy Apps and The Shotgun Shirleys (above), fresh from the release of their latest self-titled EP, who will deliver their finely spun elements of folk, alternative country and rock. Brisbane act Youthfire, who have been lighting up the local music scene with their unique fusion of tribal drum beats, warm synths and bass grooves, also return for 2014. Other acts include Aimee Francis, Nikolaine Martin and Blue Honey, Chocolate Strings and electro-rock fourpiece Rawr Vanity.
We’ll be featuring interviews with many of these artists in the next issue of QP and we'll be including the stage programs so you won't miss out on a thing.
Host of this year’s main stage are 2013 Drag Performer of the year Martini Ice, ably accompanied by Abril Latrene, while Pride DJ of the Year DJ Arsee and DJ Magnus round out the music.
Farmer Dave hosts the long-running Pet Parade, which returns to the main stage after a number of years’ absence. We encourage all Fair Day attendees to bring their pets (and humans) along and enter the six-legged race course, a new feature in 2014.
This year’s community stage, compered by the delectable Candy Surprise, will host the Mr and Ms Pride competitions, emerging Gold Coast pop punk band Being Jane Lane and DJ DougMC. It will also be the venue for our first ever community Tug-of-War challenge.
Of course we can’t forget Pride March: LGBTI people and friends will march down Brunswick Street again this year. The pre-march rally starts 10am on Brunswick Street between Ann and McLachlan Streets.
DJ Fradge will perform a set at the front gate of New Farm Park as marchers arrive down Brunswick Street.