You Spin Me Proud
Dead Or Alive, Marc Almond, Marcella Detroit, Janis Ian and Pansy Division to headline Main Stage

The Pride Committee is pleased to announce a phenomenal entertainment line-up for this years Main Stage. Legendary gay diva Marc Almond who shot to fame with Soft Cell during the early eighties before pursuing a solo career is joined on Main Stage by the gender challenging Dead or Alive, songstress Marcella Detroit, lesbian icon Janis Ian and local heroes Pansy Division.

SF Pride President, Joshua Smith, said: “As well as making great music, these folks have been at the forefront of pushing the envelope for our community.”

Dead Or Alive stormed the charts in 1985 with their smash hit, You Spin Me Round. The band is fronted by Pete Burns; famous for challenging the boundaries of acceptability, gender and freedom of expression. Burns said: “We’re going to give San Francisco everything we have and everything they want. This will be a legendary, don’t miss, event! Be whatever you want to be. `Freedom` means exactly that, no rules, no limits!” For more information about Dead or Alive go to

Marc Almond is an internationally successful singer, songwriter and performer. With Dave Ball he established Soft Cell. A string of hits including 'Tainted Love', ‘'Bedsitter', 'Numbers', 'Torch' and 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye' followed. Soft Cell notched up in excess of 10 million record sales worldwide and established a style that was to influence several generations of musicians that followed. For more information about Marc Almond go to

Commenting on securing Dead or Alive and Marc Almond, Pride Executive Director, Teddy Witherington, said “This is made possible by the support we have received from United Airlines, the Argent Hotel, the Nikko Hotel and Audrey Joseph of Club Universe. Without them, this would not have happened.” Dead or Alive and Marc Almond are also scheduled to appear at Club Universe on Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 respectively.

Janis Ian burst on the scene in 1966 at age 15 with her controversial saga of interracial love, "Society's Child. She has nine Grammy nominations and 17 albums to her name. For more information about Janis Ian go to : Also appearing is songbird Marcella Detroit who gained fame with Shakespeare’s Sister and later with her album “Duets” with Elton John. Local heroes Pansy Division return to the SF Pride stage for the first time in over five years with their barbed, humorous lyrics and an out of the closet in-yer-face approach. For more information about Pansy Division go to

For a complete listing of who is appearing go to

This year is the 32nd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The event will be held over the June 29/30 weekend. The theme is “Be Yourself, Change the World”.


For further information please contact Teddy Witherington at: (415) 864 0831