A FORMER Eurovision winner has been announced as the headline artist for Liverpool Pride.

Katrina, formerly of Katrina and the Waves, has been named as this year’s Pride in Liverpool’s headline act who will take to the stage at Liverpool’s Waterfront on Saturday, July 27.

Known for hits including Walking on Sunshine and Going Down to Liverpool, Katrina was propelled to new heights in 1997, when, as lead singer of Katrina and the Waves, they won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with Love Shine A Light.

Pride in Liverpool organisers LCR Pride Foundation confirmed Katrina's headline performance as well as the rest of the day’s programme will be free to attend, this follows the announcement of an additional day and ticketed fundraiser the night before, Pride Classical.

Already announced, the annual March With Pride will also coincide with Pride in Liverpool festival. Registration is open for anyone wishing to participate in the march, which begins at St George's Hall Plateau before making its way to the Liverpool Waterfront.

Andi Herring, CEO of LCR Pride Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the main stage back for what is going to be the biggest Pride in Liverpool programme yet.

“We’re not quite yet over the buzz of last year’s Eurovision and following the weekend’s fantastic contest in Malmo we can’t wait to continue that magic further with Katrina.

“Pride in Liverpool is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate diversity and acceptance in the Liverpool City Region and show our solidarity with LGBT+ communities across the world.

“We are delighted that the festival remains free to attend for everyone and we will continue to prioritise accessibility further than ever before so that everyone can enjoy the day.”