Pride aLive performers 2023
Perform: Pride aLive Stage

For the eighth year running, Reading Pride is very proud to welcome back our incredible Pride aLive stage. Featuring fantastic local artists and bands who are either friends, allies and supporters of, or who themselves identify as LGBT+. Throughout the day they will be performing a mix of their own original songs and popular tunes. We have a strong and vibrant music scene here in Reading with many bands and acts on the cusp of breaking into the professional industry. This stage showcases that talent and the generous support there is locally for LGBT+ and across all diversity.

    • Would you like to perform on the Pride aLive stage at this year’s event?
    • Are you a solo act or a band that performs predominantly original music?
    • Do you perform your music live?
    • Are you local to Reading and surrounding areas?
    • Are you LGBT+ or an ally yourself?
    • Then you could be in with a chance to perform.

The deadline for applications extended to 30th June 2024. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Applications for performing on our stage on Sat 31st Aug 2024 are now open. Please follow the link below to Apply.

This is the application form for artists / bands / acts who would like to be considered to perform on the Pride aLive stage only. Please note that this is not the main stage, or the cabaret stage (Pride Xtra), these have separate application forms as each stage has very different selection criteria.

Official Highlights Video
Previous acts who have performed include…

Dream Sellers, Country Chicks, Cities in Dust, Country Moans, The Chat, Glass half broken, Oliver Hagan, Wolf Note, Boho Super group, Dan Curtis, Sam & the Gang, Tara Deane, Any Baker Sound, Liam Barnes, Colours and Fires, Valeras, Mythhs, Eleanor Knight, Buildings on Fire, One Eyed Man, Cody Noon, Jamie Larbalestier, Swallow, Four Counties Kev, Amya Ray, Harry Jones, Ted Robinson, Amanda Andjelkovic, Harrowland, Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band, Indio Child, James Kell, Wherewithal, Andy Sugarcandy, Lisa Kenny, Hatty Taylor, Mother Pluckers, Nicole Allan, Lack of Faith, Gary Millard, Emily & Cray, Ray Wills, Beat Roots Drum Band, Jair, Midnight Drive and Riverine.