Thousands attend Bristol Pride parade and day festival

Thousands of people attended the Bristol Pride festival over the weekend despite a wet start on Saturday, with hundreds taking part in the city’s Pride march

Thousands attend Bristol Pride parade and day festival
16 July 2012

Bristol’s annual Pride march was lead by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Peter Main, and made its way down Bristol’s Park Street and onto the city’s College Green where the Pride Day free outdoor festival was held.

There were five performance areas and two full stages of live music at College Green, with fifty acts performing including the Singout Bristol LGBT choir, eight piece female funk band Meet your Feet, Booty Luv, S Club, X Factor’s Kitty Brucknell, The Lady Gaga Experience, and chart sensations Nikki Belle and Bright Light Bright Light supporting headliner Martha Wash who wowed the eight thousand strong crowd with number one hits by the Weather Girls, C+C Music Factory and Black Box.

Pride Night, around Bristol’s Frogmore Street, featured events across a number of different venues with live performances and outside DJs from Motion, Wonky, New City Sound and Another Night before a sell out after party at the O2 Academy.

The equestrian inspired Dressage party featured three rooms of music by Push The Button, Manchester’s Tranarchy and a main stage set from internationally acclaimed DJ collective Horse Meat Disco. There were also several special performances from Circomedia, Dark Island Dance as well as local performance artists and dancers.

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