Organisers of Birmingham Pride have announced that the festival's 2020 headliners, Cheryl and Kelly Rowland, will both appear at the event in 2021.

Pride was originally postponed from last month to September, but will now take place on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 May 2021. 

All current ticket holders will benefit from the Super Early Buy and Early Buy ticket prices, as long as they transfer their ticket to the new date. There will be no new allocation of the Early Buy tickets, as these have all sold out.

In a statement to ticket holders, Birmingham Pride wrote: "Dear friend, you will now most probably be aware that as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we have had to make the most difficult decision to postpone the rescheduled Birmingham Pride, due to take place on the 5th & 6th of September 2020, and move it to the 29th & 30th May 2021. 

"We fully understand how important Pride is to you and how much you were looking forward to celebrating, particularly this year during such challenging times. However, your safety and the safety of all attendees is paramount. 

"The future of Birmingham Pride is important to us all. 

"We are delighted to confirm that even at this early stage of the preparations for next year's event, the vast majority of artists booked and confirmed for this year have been CONFIRMED to perform next May, including Riton, Black Box, Vengaboys, Freemasons, Brooke Candy, Flava D, Peppermint and BOTH of our headliners, CHERYL and KELLY ROWLAND! 

"We will be posting regular updates on our social-media channels over the coming months, including any additions to our already diverse and varied line-up. 

"Your tickets will automatically be transferred to Birmingham Pride 2021 - you need take no action. You can sit back and look forward to our BIGGEST event EVER in 2021!

"If you are unable to attend next year's event for whatever reason, you are still able to help Birmingham Pride by ‘donating’ your ticket. You can donate the full price of your ticket or make a ‘part donation’ if you can. 

"We understand that for a few of you, you might not be able to make it - even though you have purchased tickets at the heavily discounted Early Buy, which have now all sold out for next year. Therefore refunds will be accommodated up to midnight on Monday 22 June 2020.

"We are really excited to bring you our BIGGEST Pride festival ever next year, and we hope you can support us in whatever way you can. 

"Our full statement on Birmingham Pride, along with answers to your most-asked questions, are still available to view at birminghampride.com 

"Remember to keep checking our socials at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021."

Birmingham Pride is set to announce more artists who were due to perform in 2020 and have been confirmed for May 2021.

For further information, visit www.birminghampride.com