UK Black Pride – Europe’s biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean and Arab LGBT people – has announced British Soul legend OMAR as the 2012 headline act!

With six critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Omar has collaborated with the world’s best musical talents including Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Estelle, Taio Cruz, Rodney P and Kele LeRoc. Omar’s distinctive voice and musical style will delight his army of admirers and new fans alike. His seventh studio album is set for release followed by a national tour.

The seventh UK Black Pride festival will take place on Saturday 18 August from 12 noon until 8:30pm at the Ministry of Sound, London. The event’s theme is ‘Together we’re strong!’ and will repeat the success of previous years where a main stage with live acts will be supported by top DJs in the dance area, alongside licensed bars, a cocktail bar, VIP area, world food, education welfare workshops, community stalls, prizes and more.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Director of UK Black Pride said: “We’re so excited to have Omar headline in 2012 at the world class Ministry of Sound. He’s one of the UK’s most pioneering and authentic musical talents and will crown UK Black Pride which also has a fantastic line up of established and emerging acts and DJs to keep London partying late into the evening!”

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UK Black Pride’s principle sponsors include: Stonewall, PCS, UNISON, TUC, NASUWT, GMB, Prospect and Proud.

UK Black Pride’s official pre-festival party will take place at Blessence, Brixton Clubhouse, 469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH on Saturday 11 August 2012.

UK Black Pride’s official after-show party will take place at Bootylicious, Club Colosseum, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London SW8 5NQ on Saturday 18 August 2012.

UK Black Pride is a not-for-profit community group led by a team of dedicated LGBT volunteers who have helped to deliver an award winning event that won the Pink Paper Readers’ Award for ‘Best Black Minority Ethnic Organisation’ and Stonewall’s Community Award in 2011.

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