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Missed London’s Pride parade? Here are 13 Pride festivals to fill your summer with rainbows

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You may be on social media and seeing a lot of pics and videos from London’s Pride. While that is currently taking place this weekend and Pride Month soon comes to an end, it doesn’t mean the partying and celebrating yourself is over. There are many pride events taking place across the country throughout the summer and we’ve got all the details for you right here. You are welcome.

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Pride London – 26th June

You still have today to celebrate all kinds of love in the country’s capital. The day is bursting with activities and celebrations, including:

  • Pride in the Park – 12pm Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
  • Pride Concert with London Gay Symphony Orchestra – 7pm at St Andrew Holborn Church.
  • Trans Pride Tea Dance – 1pm Espacio Gallery
  • Secret Soho Saucy Tours – 6:30pm Palace Theatre
  • Pride in the Park Closing Party –  7pm BackCOUNTER Lounge
  • Decadance Pride In London Closing Party – 9pm The Two Brewers

Get the full list on the ‘Pride in London’ app 

North Wales Pride – 1st-3rd July

North Wales Pride will be taking place at Hendre Hall. It promises to be a colourful weekend with Crystal Bawls hosting and appearances from Stooshe, Eryl and Christopher Haul plus local talent and lots more entertainment spread over the weekend.

Tickets available here

Bristol Pride – 1st-10th July

This week-long event in Bristol will be celebrating pride to the max with various events for you to attend, including:

  • Photography Exhibition Launch – 1st July
  • Bristol Pride Dog Show – 2nd July, 1pm, Castle Park
  • Pride Gaming –  3rd July, Kongs Bar
  • Dyke Hard- 3rd July, Watershed
  • Pride Comedy Night – 7th July, Bierkeller
  • Pride Day Festival – Friday 9th July

Here’s a taster of what to expect:

Tickets available here 

Bourne Free Pride Festival – 8th-11th July

Bournemouth’s Pride Festival takes place in The Triangle with a free family fun night on the 8th from 5pm-11pm and the two ticketed events on the 10th and 11th. There will be plenty of talent at The Bandstand, too, with Sam Callahan, Chris Shalders, Nicole McNally and more to keep you in the party mood.

Wristbands available here 

L Fest – 15th-18th July

Award-winning L Fest brings lesbian music, arts, cabaret and comedy to Staffordshire along with entertainment, workshops, family activities, sports, games, a cinema and club nights.  All the homo!

Tickets available here 

Northern Pride – 15th-17th July

This three-day festival hosts a range of events in the Exhibition Park, Newcastle. From the main stage to community market stalls, a youth zone, cabaret tent, dance tent and a vigil, this is an event not to miss to celebrate the LGBTQA+ community in the North East. Entry is free, so there’s no excuse not to go along and show your support if you’re in the area.

More info here.

Belfast Pride – 29th July-7th August

Northern Ireland, this one’s for you! Ireland’s largest LGBTQA+ festival is back for another year which anticipates an audience of over 50,000 in attendance. While many of the events are still to be confirmed, you can be guaranteed an amazing time in comparison to previous years and the main attraction, Saturday’s Pride Parade leading onto a massive street party.

More info here 

Pride Brighton & Hove – 5th-7th August

The UK’s biggest Pride festival takes place in Brighton & Hove with amazing events and a fantastic line-up of acts performing including Carly Rae Jepsen, Fleur East, Sean Miley Moore, Alesha Dixon, Sister Sledge, DJ Fresh, Anne Marie and Dua Lipa *inhales*. Brighton don’t play around!

Tickets available here

Liverpool Pride – 30th & 31st July

While info about this event is still all to be confirmed, we can tell you that previous years involved various themes voted by the people of Liverpool and consisted of ‘Rainbow Circus’, ‘Superheroes’ and ‘Glam Fairytales’, so it’s no wonder it’s always amazing! The main party features over 50 artists across three stages, so you definitely get your money’s worth.

Keep updated here

Leeds Pride – 6th & 7th August

Celebrating its 10th birthday, Leeds Pride is still pretty under wraps but is urging local talent to apply to perform, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, make sure you get in touch!

Keep updated here

Pride Cymru – 12th & 13th August

Wales’ biggest pride event takes place over two days with Party in the Park taking place on the 12th, which sees Years & Years headlining along with multiple support acts and the main Pride festival taking place on the 13th in Coopers Field, Cardiff, featuring B*Witched, Joe & Jake, Danny Beard, Jordan Ray and more on the main stage. Watch the capital city burst with colourful pride over the two-day period.

Wristbands available here

Pride Glasgow – 28th-31st August

The biggest city in Scotland will be celebrating its Pride event over four days with an incredible lineup, featuring Booty Luv, Karen Harding, Stooshe, PRIDES and more! The village square is a new area for 2016 which plays home to the community aspects of the festival, while Village Green provides the perfect day of family entertainment.

Tickets available here

Manchester Pride – 28th-31st August

Another fantastic event is Manchester Pride, with the big weekend hosting a number of acts including MNEK, Anne-Marie, Lucy Spraggan, Karen Harding, Sean Miley Moore, Will Young plus a bunch more, there’s also the parade, expo and vigil to get involved with, making it a jam packed weekend.

Tickets available here

Are you attending any of these events? Have we missed any that deserve a mention? Tweet us @maximumpop and celebrate you, boo!

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