The Black Eyed Peas’ headline set was reduce quick because the band had been left on stage with out sound, resulting in an abrupt finish to Brighton and Hove Pride’s Saturday night time festivities.
Crowds carried on singing the highest hit I Gotta Feeling as band members appeared round to resolve the problem, earlier than holding up a UK flag, with a Pride flag displayed on display screen to finish the American group’s efficiency.
Despite the reduce off, the band had been in a position to dedicate their penultimate music Where Is The Love? to everybody struggling injustices around the globe as they revealed the inspiration for the main 2003 hit got here from the UK.
Band member Will.i.am praised the UK as a “special place” which was the group’s “first place to find success”, after listening to a sermon referred to as Where is the Love in a Scottish church.
The trio – made up of Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo – topped the Saturday line-up for Brighton and Hove Pride’s ticketed fundraiser Fabuloso within the Park.
Will.i.am and Apl.de.ap donned rainbow wristbands all through the efficiency, and had been joined on stage by feminine artist J Rey Soul on vocals.
The band opened the night time saying: “Let’s go Brighton” with Let’s Get It Started in addition to revving up the group with well-known hits Boom Boom Pow, Pump It, Don’t Stop The Party and Scream And Shout that includes Britney Spears.
They additionally launched one in all their newest tracks, Don’t You Worry that includes Shakira off their 2022 album Elevation.
In revving up the group, Taboo, carrying a black jacket and trousers with turquoise jewelry, informed followers to “put your hands up for love, today we celebrate love between everybody”.
Will.i.am additionally praised the group for the turnout that, regardless of the stormy climate, “people [were] partying like crazy”.
Earlier through the day, the Preston Park competition noticed Zara Larsson, Jax Jones, Confidence Man and extra take to the principle stage, whereas Steps are set to headline on Sunday.
More than 150 LGBTQ+ artists are performing over the weekend, for the official fundraiser occasion in help of the Brighton Rainbow Fund, which distributes grants to LGBTQ+ and HIV teams throughout Brighton and Hove.