Tens of thousands of party revellers are set to descend on Birmingham Pride this coming weekend, to soak up the atmosphere with headlines Years & Years and The Human League, in the city’s vibrant Gay Village.
Birmingham Pride, the UK’s biggest two-day LGBTQ festival, kicks off on Saturday 25 May with a Carnival Parade through the city centre. The parade, which sets off from Victoria Square in the city centre at 12 noon, is this year taking the theme of ‘Love Out Loud’ focusing on support for the ‘No Outsiders’ programme in schools.
Andrew Moffat MBE, the mastermind of ‘No Outsiders’ will lead the Pride Parade, together with some LGBTQ Muslims to show solidarity for the initiative. Over 100 LGBTQ organisations are set to take part.
The Pride Festival will feature headline artists Years & Years, and The Human League on the Main Stage, and include 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, including headliners Years & Years and The Human League, so we’re certain it’s going to be an amazing festival!”
Birmingham Pride, which takes place on both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, last year attracted over 50,000 party-loving revellers, also features the Mixmag Dance Arena, The Los Angeles Cabaret Stage, The Future Stage, Women’s Arena as well as a street food court, community stalls, women’s area, and a new Lip Sync Stage.