Tens of thousands of party revellers are set to descend on Birmingham's Gay Village this coming weekend (Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May) for the 2019 edition of Birmingham Pride.
The UK’s biggest two-day LGBTQ festival, last year attracting more than 50,000 party-loving revellers, Birmingham Pride 2019 kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with a Carnival Parade through the city centre.
The parade, which sets off from Victoria Square at 12 noon, is this year taking the theme of Love Out Loud, and will have as a focus its support for the No Outsiders education programme in schools.
Andrew Moffat MBE, the teacher who devised No Outsiders, will lead the parade, together with some LGBTQ Muslims in a show of solidarity and support for the initiative.
More than 100 LGBTQ organisations are set to take part in this year's parade.
The Pride Festival itself will feature headline artists Years & Years and The Human League on the Main Stage, with other high-profile performers including Mabel, Sigala, Marc Almond, Faithless and Kate Nash.
Pride Festival Director Lawrence Barton commented: “The entire Birmingham Pride team are absolutely buzzing about this year’s festival. We’ve got a fantastic line-up, so we’re certain it’s going to be an amazing festival!”
Birmingham Pride 2019 also features the Mixmag Dance Arena, the Los Angeles Cabaret Stage, the Future Stage and the Women's Arena, as well as a street food court, community stalls, a women’s area and a new Lip Sync Stage.
Tickets for the two-day festival are available online at www.birminghampride.com
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