Pride season is once again upon us, kicking off the year with Birmingham pride so far. Here is a list of the rest of the summer Pride dates that aren’t to be missed in some of the hottest locations up and down the country.
Whether you are looking for a more local setting or an urban city vibe, below is all you need to know about the UK’s pride parades and events up and down the country. It is important if you are traveling far to sort out accommodation in advance as most places usually become booked very quickly. Everyone is welcome no matter the age, race or orientation. Some places like Manchester feature a range of famous artists, who are world renowned and the most current on the music scene today.
July 6th – London Pride
The parade starts at 12 from Portland place moving through the capitals most famous landmarks such as Oxford Circus, Regent Street, and Trafalgar Square. There are many events on throughout the day such as the main stage, Pride’s got talent and various clubs, bars and drag shows that go on into the evening.
July 13th – Bristol Pride
Being one of the largest free Pride’s in the UK, last year there was an incredible 36,000 people attending. This year the line-up includes the Spice Girl Mel C, Sink The Pink, Ru Paul’s Drag Race alumni Peppermint and the return of Sophie Ellis-Bextor. To support the funding of it being free there are wristbands available that start from £7, these include various discounts and entries to venues.
July 17th – Glasgow Pride
Scotland’s largest Pride event, confirms its 2019 dates, as Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. Tickets and acts are still yet to be announced due to a venue change.
July 27th – Nottingham Pride
This year, Nottingham Pride will take place in Nottingham City Centre. As in previous years, the Pride march will leave from outside Marks and Spencer on the corner of Lister Gate and Castle Gate. The march will proceed through the city centre to Hockley where the event will continue with live entertainment, information stalls, music and art up to 6.30pm. Nottingham Trent’s LGBT society will be there as well which you can keep an eye out for.
August 3rd– 4th – Brighton Pride
Known as the gay capital of the UK, Brighton usually pulls out all of the stops for this date. This year’s headline act is Kylie alongside Clean Bandit and X factors own Fleur East. If you are yet to buy tickets there are still some final release tickets available for Pride in the Park, avoiding this you can head to Pride village where a ticket will cost around £17.50. You can always enjoy a few drinks on the beach if the weather permits it.
August 23rd-26th – Manchester Pride
Probably one of the best prides I have been to so far, this year’s line-up looks incredible. Acts include, Ariana Grande, Years &Years and Pixie Lott. The parade is spectacular going on throughout the city with hundreds of floats that even can feature some of your favourite LGBT celebrities.
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By Abi Trünk