It’s back: this month sees the return of Birmingham Pride, after its most successful outing ever last year.
Over 75,000 spectators took the streets of England’s second biggest city for 2016’s LGBTI extravaganza. (To read our report, click here.)
Read on for all the intel on this year’s event…
When is Birmingham Pride?
The festival takes place across the late May Bank Holiday – specifically, Saturday and Sunday, 27-28 May.
When and where is the parade?
The parade takes place on Saturday 27 May. The meeting point is Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre.
Assembly is a 11am, and it officially starts at 12 noon. This yea’r theme is Love & Pride. For the route, click here.
How much are tickets?
You can buy tickets in advance, which you need to exchange for a wristband. You can also by wristbands on the day at a cost of £30 ($39, €35).
Weekend wristbands are £40 ($52, €46). Pride At Night Evening Wristbands can be used after 9pm, and cost £20 ($26, €23).
A slew of LGBTI performers and their pop allies will be appearing at the festival.
We’re most excited for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, known for hits including Take Me Home and Catch You, and Saara Aalto [pictured above], the lesbian runner up of last year’s X Factor.
Dua Lipa [pictured above], who releases her debut album next month, will also headline. You can catch the acts at the Main Stage, the Dance Arena, and during special appearances at Brum’s many bars and clubs.
Here’s our pick of the best pop acts to look forward to, along with a look back at some of their biggest hits and best performances to date…
1 M.O – Saturday, Main Stage
2 Jamelia – Sunday, Main Stage
3 Gabrielle – Sunday, Main Stage
4 Charlotte Church (performing with her Late Night Pop Dungeon) – Sunday, Main Stage
5 Basement Jaxx – Saturday, Main Stage
6 Saara Alto – Saturday, Main Stage
7 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Sunday, Main Stage
8 Hercules and the Love Affair
9 Dua Lipa – Saturday, Main Stage
For more information, visit BirminghamPride.com.