UK Black Pride have announced that Dréya Mac will headline this year’s event with a show-stopping performance.

The fast-rising music artist will bring plenty of energy to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 14 August as she performs to a crowd of thousands for the very special event.

With her hits Own Brand (Baddie), Ain’t No Way and Use Your Body, the West London artist and professional dancer is sure to put on a show to remember.

Dréya Mac has had an incredible few years since breaking through into the music industry after gaining popularity on TikTok. The star has amassed more than 74 million likes on the platform and boasts famous fans including Rihanna and Kehlani.

UK Black Pride 2022 will be the first to be in person since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in 2020 and 2021’s being moved online.

“Each year, we consider how – through programming, protest and politics – we can create space where our identities and our cultures can be expressed safely, in partnership with councils and venues that understand how important our communities are to us,” said Dr. Lady Phyll, the co-founder and CEO of UK Black Pride.


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“We have been wholly impressed by the team at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and their enthusiasm to bring LGBTQI+ Black people and people of colour together for our annual event at such an iconic venue.”

Each year, UK Black Pride chooses a theme to represent its annual event, with ‘power’ being at the core in 2022.

Since its inception in 2005, UK Black Pride has become Europe’s largest celebration of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean heritage LGBTQ+ people.

GAY TIMES will be in attendance this year bringing you coverage from across the weekend on our digital and social channels.

Watch the music video for Dréya Mac’s hit Own Brand (Baddie) below: