HEADLINE stars will join the line-up for the city’s first digital Pride festival next month.

Brighton and Hove Pride organisers will stage the We Are Fabuloso event over what would have been the biggest weekend of the year.

But performances will go ahead online, hosted by comedians Stephen Bailey and Zoe Lyons.

There will be cabaret, comedy, game shows, politics, house parties, and new performances broadcast during the digital festival.

Now organisers have revealed that never seen before footage from performers Like Nile Rodgers and Chic, Years & Years, Jess Glynne and Fatboy Slim will be shown.

The event will be streamed from a studio in Brighton across the weekend, starting on Friday, July 31 through to Sunday, August 2.

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Billy Porter , MNEK, Todrick Hall, and Fickle Friends are also included.

Brighton and Hove Pride was set to mark its 30th anniversary this year.

Each year the weekend raises vital sums for charities and LGBT community groups in the city.

Pride director Paul Kemp said there will be a virtual parade to highlight the vibrant LGBT scene here.

The event will see performances from the various tents which are usually pitched in Preston Park with festival favourites Queertown, The Legends Cabaret Stage, The Glory, Queer in Brighton and more.

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Jess Glynne will feature in the digital Pride

The Pride Soapbox show with Kathy Caton features interviews with Brighton’s three MPs Peter Kyle, Caroline Lucas and Lloyd Russell-Moyle as well as UK Black Pride’s Lady Phyll and other LGBT activists.

Paul Kemp said: “Brighton and Hove Pride is such an important community fundraiser for our LGBTQ groups.

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Brighton and Hove Pride director Paul Kemp

“To not have a Pride event this year really affects our ability to raise these essential funds and could seriously jeopardise the future of some groups.

“We really hope everyone gets behind this fundraising effort.

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“Brighton and Hove Pride is a time to come together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in our great city.

“Just because we are not able to meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t support and celebrate our fantastic LGBTQ communities.”

The weekend’s events will be live streamed via the Pride TV Network on YouTube: youtube.com/PrideTVNetwork.

For more information visit www.brighton-pride.org.