Manchester Pride 2012 Announces Star Deejays
MANCHESTER, England - Bad boy actor and Attitude cover star Danny Dyer and chart-topping All Saints vocalist Mel Blatt will play live DJ sets during the Big Weekend as part of the Gaydar Radio Dance Day.
Manchester Pride organisers are also pleased to announce the addition of two celebrity DJ names to the Saturday night Gaydar Main Arena roster
Danny Dyer, one of Britain’s most popular and recognisable young actors, came to fame in 1999 following his breakthrough performance in the clubbing-themed film ’Human Traffic’, but it was his role in ’The Business’, and his white shorts, which got everyone talking.
Danny has since gone on to appear in numerous acclaimed productions, and recently finished filming ’Run for Your Wife’, an adaptation of Ray Cooney’s classic English farce co-starring Denise Van Outen and Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud.
Recently playing the cavernous BCM Dance Planet nightclub in Mallorca, dance music publication Mixmag named the actor as their favourite celebrity DJ.
Mel Blatt was one quarter of platinum-selling girl group All Saints, who dominated the pop charts in the late-90’s/early-00’s with their number one singles ’Never Ever’, ’Under the Bridge’, ’Pure Shores’ (the second biggest selling single of 2000), and ’Black Coffee’.
Mel achieved independent success on collaborations with UK garage act Artful Dodger and Outsidaz, a hip-hop group from New Jersey; however her debut solo album was shelved in favour of a brief All Saints reunion in 2006.
Recently singing vocals on ’E-Funk’, dance act Soul Clap’s debut artist album, Mel’s DJ set betrays a depth of musical knowledge and impeccable taste.
Danny and Mel are joined on the bill by emerging pop/dance artist Hatty Keane. Salford-born Hatty will be performing her new single, ’No One Loves You’, as well as several other tracks from her upcoming debut album. Just 17 years-old, Hatty has already toured with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pixie Lott, Pitbull, and Tinchy Stryder.
The Manchester Pride Big Weekend launches on Friday 24 August with an appearance by chart-topping pop act and gay icons Steps, who will be performing in association with G-A-Y. Full line-up for the Gaydar Radio Dance Day to be announced.
Big Weekend tickets are available at manchesterpride.com or by calling 0871 230 3450.
For more information on Manchester Pride visit www.manchesterpride.com
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