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Birmingham Pride 2018
Tens of thousands of party revellers are set to descend on Birmingham, with Birmingham Pride this Spring Bank Holiday weekend, with organisers announcing record-breaking advance tickets sales to date for the UK’s biggest two-day LGBTQ festival.
Birmingham Pride 2018 kicks off today, Saturday 26 May, 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 ‘Be You’ with over 130 organisations taking part.
The festival, which takes place in Birmingham’s vibrant gay village, will feature headline artists on the HSBC UK Main Stage, including Rudimental, Jake Shears (from the Scissor Sisters), Beth Ditto, Stefflon Don, Gorgon City, plus retro acts like Howard Jones and Louise. There will also be a very special performance from the London cast of Kinky Boots: The Musical ahead of their run at Birmingham Hippodrome next year.
Birmingham Pride festival Director Lawrence Barton commented: “The entire Birmingham Pride team are absolutely buzzing about this year’s festival. It’s incredible to have achieved record ticket sales for an event that’s set to attract tens of thousands of people. We’ve got a fantastic diverse line-up this year so we’re certain it’s going to be an amazing weekend!”
The festival which is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary in 2018, takes place on both Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. In 2017 last year Birmingham Pride attracted over 50,000 party-loving revellers, also features a dance arena, cabaret marquee, the future stage, women’s area, funfair & stalls. 2018 sees the addition of a new Street food Court.
Tickets for the two-day festival, which is located in Birmingham’s Gay Village in the Southside area of the city, are available online at birminghampride.com
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