Rock band Texas to headline Pride Cymru for the annual Big Weekend

Rock band Texas to headline Pride Cymru for the annual Big Weekend

Sharleen Spiteri and her band Texas will play Pride Cymru | Photo: Wiki

Glaswegian rock band Texas will headline Big Weekend, the annual music festival of Pride Cymru.

The group fronted by guitarist and singer Sharleen Spiteri will take the capital of Wales by storm on Saturday 24 August.

Pride Cymru

Pride Cymru takes place on 23-25 August outside Cardiff City Hall lawns.

Texas will be among more than 50 acts performing across three different stages. They will headline Saturday’s festival, set to attract more than last year’s 50,000 people.

Some of the artists playing Pride Cymru this year are Gok Wan, Shellyann Evans and Tina Cousins. More performers will be announced at a later date.

Texas play Pride

With her looks and onstage personality, Spiteri quickly became an icon for queer women in the 1990s.

‘Texas always look forward to playing Pride. The atmosphere is always positive, electric and inclusive, something we should all strive to surround ourselves with in our everyday lives, not just once a year,’ Spiteri said.

Texas released ten albums since 1989. Their latest work Jump On Board came out in 2017.

‘Texas is an incredible band and a personal favourite of mine and we are extremely proud to be able to welcome them to our Admiral main stage this year,’ chair at Pride Cymru Gian Molinu said.

‘Sharleen Spiteri has always been an active LGBTI supporter and is widely loved, so to have Texas on our stage over the August bank holiday will be something to remember and no doubt they will put on a performance we won’t forget.’

‘I am already looking forward to hearing all of their hits and to be part of the amazing atmosphere. With this year marking our 20th anniversary, it is exciting to have Texas join us in celebrating, especially as they released their album The Hush back in 1999.’

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