The Pride Torbay team have their sights of breaking Guinness World Record at the launch party for their inaugural event at Play Nightclub on Thursday 16th July. The are encouraging as many people as possible to dress in drag for the evening, so they can make an official attempt at breaking the world record for “the most drag queens dancing in a line.” The record currently stands at 58.
Matt Newbury, the pride Torbay event co-organiser said: “We wanted an exuberant and colourful way to start pride and on hearing of this record attempt, we thought that we would just have to go for it! The evening is open to anyone who is open minded, so we hope people will get rooting around those closets and donning dresses, heels and wigs! We are really delighted that our guest of honour on the evening is one of the most famous drag queen’s in the UK, the one and only Jodie Harsh. She will be taking a break from hanging out with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kelly Osbourne and Kate Moss to spin an unbelievably exclusive DJ. It’s a real scoop!”
Hot from playing twice at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, style icon, TV presenter and party promoter Jodie will be visiting the English Riviera in the middle of a tour with Manumission that is taking in the likes of Russia, Romania, Ibiza and Indonesia. The Pride Torbay launch night also features a performance from dancefloor legends Bimbo Jones. As well as live material with amazing vocalist Katherine Ellis, the trio have also provided smash hit remixes for Girls Aloud, Britney Spears, Pixie Lott, Pink, Christina Aguilera, the Ting Tings, Kelly Clarkson and Mika to name just a handful.
Keeping with the drag theme, revellers can also expect entertainment from Miss Tray la Trash and heavenly abuse from our door host “Angel.” There are also some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the best drag queens/kings, including a two night stay at the Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth, Sunday lunch at the Gleneagles Hotel or perhaps a bottle of champagne to sup.
Matt Newbury said: “We are starting the night with a pre-party boat trip, which is going to make an spectacularly camp sight in itself. Greenway Ferries have kindly donated the trip, which will help us raise even more money for the two pride charities, Rowcroft Hospice and Eddystone Trust. The whole night is a wonderful way of launching Torbay’s first ever gay pride and we hope as many people as possible will come and join in the fun!”
All proceeds are being donated to the pride charities.
The full programme of events can now be viewed at www.pridetorbay.org, while people can also join the Official Pride Torbay Facebook Group or keep up with the news on Twitter.