Former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond will headline Liverpool Pride this summer.
The Southport-born ‘Tainted Love’ singer, who has sold over 30 million records worldwide, will be appearing at the festival for the first time.
Now into its eighth consecutive year, the free two-day event celebrating all things LGBT will take place from 29-30 July 2017 in the St George’s Quarter.
Last year, the festival attracted more than 32,000 revellers to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
The theme for Liverpool Pride 2017 is ‘International Love’, which organisers say will complement the city-wide celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Marc, who is best known for the Soft Cell hit ‘Tainted Love’, continues to record new music and in January released the single, ‘A Kind Of Love’.
The singer is currently working on a new solo album for release in September 2017, coinciding with a 20-date UK tour.
Marc says: “I was born near enough to Liverpool for it to feel like a home city for me.
“It feels very special to be opening and headlining this year’s Pride event. Liverpool is famous for being a diverse, friendly, tolerant city so I hope that many people will come and have a good time and support the event.”