Stockport's Historic Market Place - 31st July 2022
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Performing on the Martyn Hett Stage

With drag queens, musicians, a DJ and even a bit of cabaret, you can enjoy a variety of peformances on Sunday 31st July 2022, from 11am to 6pm, on the Martyn Hett Stage in Castle Yard within Stockport's Historic Market Place.

Vegan Queens
The Vegan Queens will be on the Martyn Hett Stage throughout the day. The Mother and Daughter duo are as Northern as the lockdowns were long. Live singing, banter and FUN!
Rowetta
Rowetta is the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band Happy Mondays. She played herself in the film 24 Hour Party People and was the last lady standing in the UK’s first X Factor in 2004.
Nathaniel J Hall
Nathaniel J Hall will be speaking at Stockport Pride 2022. He is an award-winning actor, writer and HIV activist. He appeared in the C4 drama It’s A Sin, and wrote his own HIV stigma-smashing solo-show First Time about his experience of growing up HIV+ from age 16.
Prairie Dogs
The Manchester Prairie Dogs are the longest running not-for-profit LGBTQ+ Line Dance Group outside London. Dancing together for over 25 years now, they are a diverse group who love dancing to a real mix of music - from Country to Eurovision through Disco and Pop.
Rosie Lugosi
Hold on to your hats and keep your hand on your jewels... Performances by Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen combine Terror with a dash of Tease, Glamour with more than a hint of Hellfire. There’ll be twisted tunes, hisses and kisses
Queen Bayard
Proudly returning to the Martyn Hett Stage this year is Queen Bayard - with her electric guitar, stunning voice and a setlist of songs-to-sing-along-to. She sings live, lip syncs like a beast, dances the house down boots, and always serves high-frequency love at the party.
Sunday Boys
The Sunday Boys are an inclusive LGBTQ+ choir for low voice singers. You don't need any singing experience to join their lessons - just a desire to learn, make music and give it a go.
Cobalt Tales
Originally from Wigan and Stockport, Pat and Nuala met in the Scottish Highlands and formed Cobalt Tales in 2016. Their combined influences and writing talents cover a wide variety of song styles. They deliver music from the heart that stirs the soul.
Jaii Andrew
The roller-skating vocal powerhouse Jaii Andrew is an Award-winning choreographer, triple threat & theatre-maker, and has over 20 years professional experience.
Jess Kemp
Having grown up on the Manchester music circuit, 27 year old acoustic singer/songwriter Jess Kemp is a keen favourite of BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Clint Boon and many more.
Xander
Xander is a regular performer at Stockport Foodie Friday, Bramhall Festival and Light Up Bramhall. In 2022, he will be making his live Pride debut performances at Tameside Pride and Stockport Pride this July.

The Martyn Hett Stage is sponsored by