BRIGHTON Pride bosses have broken their silence and announced the weekend’s first headline performer.

Gorgon City will headline the festival’s Pride Dance Big Top tent on Saturday, August 6.

The electronic duo are the first act to be announced for this year’s festival, which takes place from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7.

The Argus: Gorgon City will headline the dance tent at Brighton PrideGorgon City will headline the dance tent at Brighton Pride

A Pride spokesman said: “Ushering in a new era, we are thrilled to announce hit-making house duo Gorgon City will be headlining the legendary 6,000 capacity Pride Dance Big Top this summer.

“Since first teaming up for a run of singles at the turn of the decade, Gorgon City’s Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson Scott have entrenched themselves in global club culture, offering a heady mix of big room house and underground heaters.

“Over the years Gorgon City have worked with singers like MNEK and Jennifer Hudson, and last year alone racked up 212 million streams on Spotify.

“This is not just a DJ set, this will be a hedonistic experience like you have never seen before.”

This year’s main stag headlines are set to be announced later this week.

The festival is set to return in style this year with revellers urged to support the love, protest and unity theme.

This will celebrate the movements roots in protest and its continued fight for human rights across the globe.

The annual event usually attracts tens of thousands of people to Brighton and Hove and the city’s streets are filled with huge crowds.

Global singing stars including Mariah Carey and the Pussycat Dolls were set to play in Preston Park in 2021 for the 30th anniversary of the event.

Party-goers were encouraged to follow the theme of Fabuloso.

But they were left devastated when the celebrations were put on hold because of the coronavirus crisis.

In May last year, organisers announced that the festival was to be cancelled for a second year in a row due to the uncertainty over mass gatherings.

Pride was just one of many major events across the globe to be halted by the pandemic.

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