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The beautiful site of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath will host a brand new one-off poptastic celebration in association with Pride London, as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series, with donations from the event being made to the LGBT Foundation and MindOut.
Party on the Heath with Pride in London will take place on Thursday 18th June, and will be a spectacular evening of inclusivity and diversity, and pop!
The inaugural show will feature the Village People, who celebrate their 40th anniversary with their original lead singer Victor Willis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor who will perform a brand new show called ‘Press Play’ with Sink The Pink, as well as a DJ set by Jodie Harsh, and performances by London Gay Men’s Chorus and the London Gay Big Band.
The Village People are the multi-platinum selling disco group who this year celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2020 with their lead singer Victor Willis. Best known for hits ‘Macho Man’, ‘Go West’, ‘In The Navy’, and, of course, ‘Y.M.C.A’, the group had unparalleled success ini the 1970s, and bring all the hits to Kenwood House’s Party on the Heath.
Following the hugely successful collaboration between Melanie C and Sink The Pink in 2019 they are back to present ‘Press Play’ on Hampstead Heath alongside pop legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor. ‘Press Play’ will take you through all of Sophie’s back catalogue of hits while the videos are brought to life live on stage alongside the fabulous Sink The Pink troop. Sophie has always been a huge support of the LBQT+ community and this performance will be a celebration of equality, love and pride with a little camp thrown in for fun.
Over the past decade, Jodie Harsh has dominated dance floors across the globe, confirming a worldwide reputation as a technically flawless DJ and underground icon. A London icon in hot-pink lipstick, Jodie Harsh is without doubt one of the dance music world’s most striking figures. As a DJ, Harsh has spun records in all four corners of the globe, regularly touring clubs across Asia, Australia, North American and Europe.
After forming in 1991 with nine friends, the London Gay Men’s Chorus now boasts over 200 members, performing at high profile London events and beyond. Over the years, the Chorus has worked with a diverse range of artists including pop stars Mark Ronson and Sir Elton John, soprano Lesley Garrett, country legend Dolly Parton, musical theatre stars Hannah Waddingham & Rachel Tucker, actor Simon Callow, designer Anya Hindmarch and comedians Sandi Toksvig and Katherine Ryan. The LGMC has also appeared on Children In Need, Comic Relief, The One Show, The Graham Norton Show, Top of the Pops and The Great British Bake Off.
The London Gay Big Band, founded in the summer of 2011, is a sensational twenty piece jazz orchestra made up of predominantly – but not exclusively – LGBT musicians and vocalists, bringing a fresh and fabulous vibe to the London music scene. Since its formation, the band has gone from strength to strength, performing at a number of high profile events and venues throughout London and internationally, including reaching the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, and recently releasing their second album ‘Freedom’.
We are delighted that the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, THE VIVIENNE and BAGA CHIPZ will act as hosts for this celebratory summer event.
Please note that small picnics are permitted with camping chairs. Alcohol must be purchased on site. There will be an abundance of bars and food outlets on site.
Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required).
Car Parking / Transport
Please note there is no car parking at Kenwood House – please use public transport. For more information, please refer to the Travel section of our website.
For discounted tickets and to reserve a place on the Disabled Viewing Platform, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster