At 7.03am this morning Brighton Pride‘s tweeted: “Britney Spears will be the headline act for Pride on Sat 4th Aug, Pride will be the first place in Europe to see the global megastar performing her spectacular Las Vegas show ‘Britney – Piece of Me’.
We are thrilled to announce that Legendary pop icon Britney Spears will be the headline act for Pride on Sat 4th Aug
Pride will be the first place in Europe to see the global megastar performing her spectacular Las Vegas show ‘Britney – Piece of Me’ https://t.co/eY7zqXOaTs pic.twitter.com/ypIjcaKlAN
— Brighton Pride (@PrideBrighton) January 23, 2018
After the news was announced, skepical fans rushed to BrightonPride.org seeking confirmation, only to crash the site. Last year the festival, which attracts 300,000 visitors to the city, was headlined by the Pet Shop Boys.
When the news was confirmed, excited fans reacted on Twitter:
OMG BRITNEY IN THE UK AND BRIGHTON PRIDE HOW WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE pic.twitter.com/V8wiziqXCk
— RINA (@rinasawayama) January 23, 2018
the brighton pride booker this morning pic.twitter.com/x5v66HPYjp
— Owen Myers (@Owen_Myers) January 23, 2018
*anything Brighton related* pic.twitter.com/oeuCj1Sd2r
— John ? (@DG_John1994) January 23, 2018
Britney completed her Piece of Me Vegas residence on December 31, 2017, after 4 years and 250 performances. Her last UK perfomance was in 2016 at the Apple Music Festival.
Her scheduled appearance at Brighton Pride will be part of a European tour, details of which are still to be announced. BBC reports that Spears’ Vegas residency was one of the most successful residency shows in Las Vegas, only behind Celine Dion and Elton John.
Brighton and Hove Pride runs from 3-5 August, 2018.
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