County news: Years & Years to perform at Pride

NME's '˜most important pop band of our time' is set to perform at Sussex's biggest Pride Festival this summer.

Years & Years (Photograph: Andrew Whitton) SUS-170314-093104001
Years & Years (Photograph: Andrew Whitton) SUS-170314-093104001

The band will play at the Pride Summer Of Love Festival in Preston Park, Brighton, on Saturday, August 5.

Brighton Pride organisers praised the band’s frontman Olly Alexander’s ‘openness about his sexuality, his willingness to campaign for equality and his frank interviews about living with depression’ which have made him ‘an important spokesperson in our online age’.

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Olly said: “I want to make videos and songs and art that celebrate all different kinds of sexuality and queer identities.”

Dulcie Weaver from Brighton Pride, said: “Through their enchanting electronica and timeless song writing Years & Years deliver life-affirming pop that stands as a beacon in a world where the darkness of inequality can often overwhelm so many. Brighton Pride put community and campaigning at the heart of everything we do, and we cannot think of an artist that better embodies our Summer Of Love than Years & Years.”

Years & Years will join Pride Festival headliners the Pet Shop Boys and more at the UK’s biggest Pride Festival.

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