Southwest England is gearing up for the return of the epic Bristol Pride this weekend, which is forecast to be 24 degrees and sunny!
The big weekend kicks off tonight (Friday 7 July) with a new Friday night concert on Bristol Harbour headlined by US pop star Belinda Carlisle. She’ll be joined by Walking on Sunshine singer Katrina [Of The Waves] and electro pop duo Avec Sans.
Read on for the essential deets for the rest of the weekend…
Where time does the Parade start, and from where?
The parade departs at 11am from Castle Park, Over 6000 marched last year.
Where can I watch it from?
The parade will pass through several streets in Bristol’s city center. For a map of the route, click here. It is two miles long and will take one hour to complete.
Then what happens?
Pop rock band Busted are the main attraction in the festival area at the Bristol Amphitheatre and At-Bristol’s Millennium Square.
Other acts include Crush singer Jennifer Paige, X Factor’s Saara Aalto, 80s artist Sonia, boyband Union J, The Voice star Jordan Gray and Charlie Hides from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Pride Day is again donation entry. But Pride are offering £5 ($6.46, €5.66) supporter wristbands for Pride Day which offer a range of discounts and benefits.
What else is there to do?
As well as the Main Stage, the main site also boasts a cabaret stage, a performance stage, a games area, a community area, a family area and a youth area. Be sure to check out Wicked’s Alice Fearn for her performance!
What happens in the evening?
After the day’s festivities, head to the Pride Afterparty at the O2 Academy.
It’ll feature three rooms of international and local DJs (Horse Meat Disco, Don’t Tell Your Mother), performance, live acts and dancers.