A STAGE at this year's Pride in Liverpool festival will be jointly curated by the LCR Pride Foundation and Liverpool Sound City.

Taking place on Saturday, July 27 the pair have revealed the first acts set to take to the Barclays Stage.

Electro-pop singer and DJ Little Boots and Finnish-born X Factor finalist Saara Aalto will perform alongside a host of upcoming talent from Merseyside including House of Suarez, Katy Alex and Daisy Gill.

Barclays bank returns to Pride in Liverpool for 2019 as headline sponsor, after pledging to support the new LCR Pride Foundation and Pride in Liverpool for another two years.

John Bird, co-chair of the LCR Pride Foundation told the Globe: “We are so excited to reveal the first acts for the first ever Pride in Liverpool delivered by LCR Pride Foundation.

“Our new partnership with Liverpool Sound City will allow us to not only attract the best national and international performers to our annual Pride festival, it will also enable us to provide a platform for emerging local and regional talent.

“Saara Aalto is such an exciting performer and very active member of the LGBT+ community, while Little Boots is renowned for her unique and experimental sound, as much as her breakthrough hits. We can’t wait to see what they both have in store for Pride in Liverpool.

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(Left to right) Little Boots and House of Suarez will perform on July 27

"We’re also delighted reveal that Barclays has returned as our headline sponsor for this year’s event.”

The sponsorship will mark the third consecutive year the bank has supported the annual Pride festival.

Andrew Websdale, interim head of Barclays Spectrum North said: “We are delighted to be headline sponsor of Pride in Liverpool for a third year.

"Our aim this year is for our colleagues, customers and clients in the Liverpool City Region to be prouder than ever before of our commitment to the LGBT+ community.

“We champion equality, understanding, respect and inclusivity for the LGBT+ community through a broad range of activities and initiatives.

"Pride is in our DNA. In the way we support our colleagues, in the culture we’ve created together, in the way we communicate with one another and with our customers and clients.

“Our Love Goes The Distance message is ever more relevant in today’s world and I am so excited to see that come to life through our headline sponsorship of this fantastic and important event.

"Together, we can keep the march towards true equality, both in the UK and across the world, moving forwards.”

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(Left to right) Daisy Gill (Picture: Paul Wills) and Katy Alex

The free festival will return to the Tithebarn Street site with multiple stages of live entertainment, a dedicated youth zone and whole host of inclusive activities, stalls and food and drink vendors.

More artists are set to be revealed over the next few weeks.

Festival goers can also attend March with Pride alongside the traditional route from St George’s Hall, finishing at Moorfields.

The festival will continue with Pride Sundae on Sunday, July 28 with more activities taking place at a soon-to-be revealed city centre location.

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