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Mel C is coming to Glasgow Pride! Lets talk about why we love her bigly.

The entire world is a Slave 4 Brighton Pride after Britney announced she was going to be headlining this summer and now Glasgow is spicing up what’s going to be a truly amazing Pride season with Mel C! Great announcement, Galsgow, congrats. Let’s take a moment to just fangirl Mel a bit…

Mel C will be saying Hello My Friend to Glasgow this summer!

Scotland’s largest celebration of LGBTI Equality announced today the festival will return on July 14 and 15th 2018 at Kelvingrove Park headlined by Sporty Spice (we still like to call her that, no apologies).

Britney Spears will be headlining Brighton Pride this summer

It seems like yesterday but it was actually 60 years ago that former Spice Girl Melanie C’s first solo venture was featured on the hit single ‘When You’re Gone’ with Bryan Adams.

Incredibly successful across Europe, it entered the UK charts at Number 3 and gave Melanie aspirations for more solo projects.

Let’s turn to this for a second…then we’ll get out an underrated GEM…that suffers for the lack of Mel C.

It is every fan’s constant regret that the Spice Girls disappeared from our lives after their mega-comeback and subsequent comeback-crumble in 2007.

The rumours of a fresh reapprearance continue of course, but the attempt to reappear with the Mel C-less GEM with Geri, Mel B and Emma Bunton got everyone very excited with the catchy and cute Song For Her…

Perhaps the lack of Vicky Becky’s pouting and pointing and Mel C’s powerful pipes made the project a wet lettuce and it disappeared with an embarrassed cough as quickly as it popped up.

Famous for repeating her bandmates lyrics in a higher key at the end of every world-conquering Spice Girls single, Melanie has released seven solo albums – Northern Star (1999) and Reason (2003) with Virgin Records and after setting up her own label, Red Girl Records, in 2004, she released Beautiful Intentions (2005), This Time (2007), The Sea (2011), Stages (2012) and Version Of Me (2017) as an independent.

The best example of Mel singing in a higher key after everyone else has to be this…

She has achieved over 3 million album sales, two Number 1 singles and six top 10 singles.

“This year we are really spicing things up,” says Ross Stevenson, Festival Director for Pride Glasgow. “We’ve got a new venue, new date and a former spice girl. More acts will be announced in the coming months and we are aiming for a first class line-up to reflect the musical taste of visitors.”

Get in there quick. VIP and Earlybird Weekend Tickets are on sale now at http://festival.pride.scot/tickets from £10.00

 

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