Colourboxx FestivalBellahouston ParkSaturday 25th June, 2022
Colourboxx reveal a sparkling line-up for its debut festival in 2022
Years & Years
Lucia & the Best Boys
The House of Sublime
Shoot Your Shot
Colourboxx have today announced the line-up for their debut edition that will transform the leafy surroundings of Bellahouston Park into a kaleidoscope of music, performance art and togetherness. Pop icons will be joining some of the best DJs, cabaret performances and unmissable drag acts in Glasgow next summer across several stages and performances areas. This is much more than just a music festival.
Platinum-selling Years & Years, fronted by Olly Alexander and now standing solo, will headline, bringing his critically acclaimed live performance to the city for the first time since 2019 at The Hydro, Glasgow. The news follows the announcement of Night Call and a sensational duet with Kylie Minogue, Years & Years’ third LP is set for release in January 2022.
Japanese-born British alternative pop superstar Rina Sawayama will join the bill after making her acting debut in John Wick: Chapter 4 with Keanu Reeves; DJ Icon and reigning Queen supreme over international nightlife Jodie Harsh; UK drag royalty Bimini; Broadway and West End performer Marisha Wallace who is best known for starring in Something Rotten, Dreamgirls, Waitress and currently taking on the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray; Sound of Young Scotland Award winner LVRA; award winning producer, DJ and activist Taahliah; rising Glaswegian pop duo HYYTS; dark electronic pop singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist LYRA and L Devine who is quickly establishing herself as one of the brightest emerging songwriter talents in the world right now. Plus performances from July Jones, Walt Disco, Lucia & The Best Boys, Berry Galazka and many more to be announced.
The House of Sublime, your one stop shop for all things fabulous, will make their Scottish debut. As previously seen at Wilderness Festival, prepare to enter a world of the unexpected and strut your stuff, dance til you drop and find your fierce.
Shoot Your Shot, Glasgow’s number one inclusive and alternative queer party will feature along with Pretty Ugly one of the city’s longest-running and much loved alternative club nights; Obsession whose parties are laden with deep cuts, iconic remixes, the latest bangers and forgotten tracks for serious connoisseurs of disco, pop & electro, and Glasgow based club night Push It playing nothing but RnB, hip-hop and pop by female artists
To top what is set to be an unforgettable celebration of love and unity, Colourboxx will also boast some of the tastiest food and most extravagant cocktails Scotland has to offer. As well as this smorgasbord of entertainment and refreshments, there will also be plenty of relaxation areas where the dancing shoes can be taken off for some chilled time.
Organisers firmly believe that everyone deserves to have the freedom and space to be their authentic selves, and will be operating a zero tolerance policy towards racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and all forms of discrimination.
To access an exclusive presale at Tier-1 pricing from 9am on Thursday 4th November, fans can sign up to the Colourboxx database via colourboxx.com
General tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 5th November via colourboxx.com and fans will be able to donate to LGBT Youth & TIE (Time for Inclusive Education), the Colourboxx partners when purchasing a ticket.
With so many more acts and a full Drag performer programme still to come, fans should follow @colourboxxfest on social media or sign up via colourboxx.com to receive a little bit of sparkle in their inbox when more acts are announced.
This is Colourboxx, let’s celebrate love and dance to the music.
Performer quotes:Olly Alexander, Years & Years: “I’m very very excited to be headlining Colourboxx!! I can’t wait to bring the world of Night Call to Glasgow, every queer fantasy shall come true and all our destinies will be fulfilled!!”
Joesef: “I’m buzzing to play Colourboxx next year, there is always more room for festivals like this and I’m glad Scotland is actively trying to create a more inclusive space for festival goers who may usually feel excluded from the typical festival effort. Can’t wait x x x x”
Bimini: “Alright babes!! I can’t wait to be tearing it up on stage and celebrating staying true to yourselves, making your own rules, and living authentically. I’m gonna bring some high energy queer magic and I can’t wait for you to join me!’”
Jodie Harsh: “I can’t wait to come up to Glasgow and play for Colourboxx – it truly represents how everything should be – diverse and all about having a good time. Everybody’s welcome in my house and I can’t wait to rock the colourboxx house.”
L Devine: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be playing Colourboxx next summer!! Glasgow is one of my absolute favourite places to play, it’s always a party so I can’t wait to come back.
A lot of people who come to my shows are part of the LGBTQ+ community and it’s always so important to me that all fans feel like they’re in a safe, inclusive place where they’re free to be themselves and celebrate. I’m really excited to be playing at an event so passionate about creating such a place.”
LVRYA: “Really looking forward to performing at Colourboxx next year. It’s amazing to see an event with such a strong message of diversity and inclusion, and I think sets an important precedent for other UK festivals to follow.”
LYRA:“‘I can’t wait to play colourboxx next year, this festival sounds like a bit of me glitz, glam, karaoke and drag! What’s not to love about this amazing festival full of character, freedom of expression, love and unity. I’ll see you queens there x’
HYYTS: “We’re so buzzing to play Colourboxx! We’re so happy that there’s a new festival in our hometown that seems to sum up everything we’re about! The lineup looks absolutely mental and we CANNOT WAIT to have a wee bev and a dance in Bellahouston with you all. Love yous!”
Walt Disco: “We are incredibly excited to be part of Colourboxx’s debut year, it’s mission statement of freedom of expression totally aligns with ours as a band and it’s always exciting to be part of a new event like this in your home city!”
July Jones: “I am stoked to be playing at Colourboxx next year for the first time! It’s a dream come true to be surrounded by artists I’ve been looking up to musically for years. I can’t wait to see you there!”
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