Organisers of Bristol Pride 2018 say this year’s annual celebration of the city’s diversity will be the biggest yet.
Expanded to two weeks instead of one, the huge celebration of Bristol’s LGBT community will take place at various places in the city including the Lloyds Ampitheatre and Millennium Square close to the Harbourside.
The main Pride Day, featuring the ever-popular parade and live music, will take place on Saturday, July 14, with the full festival running from July 2nd to 15th.
Live music on Pride Day will come from Britpop electro act Republica, with Avec Sans, N-Trance singer Kelly Llorenna and tributes to both Pink and Madonna.
A cabaret stage and dance performance stage, the latter featuring local and national dancers and workshops on everything from hip hop and street dance to salsa, will add to the fun.
The main parade will start at 11am at Castle Park and work its way around the city centre bearing the message that prejudice has no place in Bristol.
The Pride dog show, poetry readings, a gender and sexuality talk and a marathon 24-hour LGBT+ gaming event will also make this a year to remember.
Rounding it off will be the Bristol Pride 2018 afterparty with the O2 Academy at its hub.
Bristol Pride is a free festival, but organisers recommend a £3 donation for entry to Pride Day. For more information see the official website.
at University of Bristol Botanic Gardens