Pride is a celebration of life, love and liberty as well as enjoying the parades and parties. It’s a chance for the community to come together and belonging to that community. It might be fun to visit one this summer and get a feel for yourself.
Manchester Pride 23rd – 26th August
This event takes place in the heart of the city centre and is very popular, with visitors flocking from all over the place, it is known for being one of biggest Prides in the country. Also called ‘the big weekend’, this Pride event runs for four days over the bank holiday weekend. This year’s headliners are Ariana Grande and Years & Years. Previously they had performances from Rita Ora, Jake Shears and Alexandra Burke, so it is sure to be as good again. Tickets normally range from £26-27 for the whole weekend or you can also purchase day tickets too.
Leeds Pride 4th August
Leeds Pride is celebrating a 13 year anniversary this year and they are well known for giving out Pride bags, so you can stock up on those freebies! The Sunday event is free to attend.
Liverpool Pride 27th – 28th July
This year’s Liverpool Pride is bound to be a big one with massive celebrations. Last year, over 50,000 people attended and came together. The Liverpool Pride is a free festival for two days for the community and the city to come together and celebrate equal rights. Last year they had special appearances from DJ Katy B, DJ Smigger, Cody Dance and more.
London Pride 8th June – 6th July
One of the UK’s biggest and successful Pride events in the country with over 150 volunteers each year, London Pride has everything from cake baking and spirit events to dog shows and live music. Previously there were live music performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim, Paloma Faith, Ruby Rose and Ella Henderson. It’s the perfect way to relax with all of your friends and come together as a community.
Summer is the perfect time to have fun and celebrate equal rights.