Colourboxx FestivalBellahouston ParkSaturday 25th June, 2022
Tickets available now here.
AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR COLOURBOXX FESTIVAL’S SPARKLING 2022 DEBUT
Years & Years
Lucia & the Best Boys
The House of Sublime
Shoot Your Shot
Colourboxx have today announced that Sugababes, one of the most successful groups in British pop history, will join the line-up as special guests for their unmissable inaugural edition next June.
For one day, Bellahouston Park in Glasgow will be transformed into a world where, over everything else, inclusivity and freedom of expression triumphs. Tickets on sale now via colourboxx.com, with fans having the option to donate to Colourboxx partners LGBT Youth & TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) while purchasing a ticket.
Since the release of their debut album One Touch in 2000, Sugababes have had one of the most spectacular stories of the modern pop era with six Number One singles, millions of global sales and multi-platinum albums.
The iconic trio will feature alongside It’s A Sin Star and platinum-selling artist Years & Years, aka Olly Alexander, who will be returning to Glasgow to headline with his dazzling, critically acclaimed live show. Joining him is UK chart royalty Becky Hill, and Glasgow’s own soul-pop sensation Joesef.
Genre-exploding alt-pop icon Rina Sawayama will also be joining the bill, as well as reigning Queen supreme over international nightlife Jodie Harsh, emerging popstar to be reckoned with L Devine and Broadway and West End legend Marisha Wallace. LVRA, Taahliah, HYYTS, LYRA, July Jones, Walt Disco, Lucia & The Best Boys and Berry Galazka will also be performing – with many more still to be announced.
But Colourboxx is more than just a music festival – so joining the line-up across several stages and performance areas is an entire programme of the UK’s fiercest drag acts and cabaret performers including drag race star and UK drag royalty Bimini. The House of Sublime will also be making their Scottish debut, bringing award-winning theatre, alt-cabarets, live-art and everything in between to the leafy confines of Bellahouston park.
Some of Glasgow’s most celebrated and vibrant alternative club nights will also be joining the party, including Shoot Your Shot, Pretty Ugly, Obsession and Push It. Complete with some of the most delicious food and extravagant cocktails Scotland has to offer, Colourboxx is set to be one of the biggest celebrations of love and unity that Scotland has ever seen.
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.
With so many more acts and the 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.
Sugababes: “We are so excited to be special guests at Colourboxx and return to Glasgow after all these years.”
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.”
LVRA: “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!”
Colourboxx Partners:Time for Inclusive Education is Scotland’s LGBT Inclusive Education charity. They tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools with an educational approach and work with teachers and pupils across the country. In 2021 Scotland became the first country in the world to implement LGBT history, role models, and equalities education across the curriculum thanks to their work. https://www.tie.scot/LGBT Youth Scotland (LGBTYS) is Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people aged 13-25 and we want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to grow up. Young people are the future of Scotland. As well as our award-winning youth work we support them to feed into wider decision-making, right up to the Scottish Parliament, meaning our young people’s voices are heard to bring about real, lasting positive change. https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/
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