Liverpool Pride 2017

Liverpool Pride is the official pride festival by and for the Liverpool lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. It is one of the largest Gay Pride festivals in the UK and is held on the closest weekend to August 2 in memory of the death of Michael Causer, the young gay man who was murdered in Liverpool in 2008.

Liverpool Pride is this weekend with a two-day celebration.
Following the successful relocation of the festival in 2016, Liverpool Pride will return to St Georges Quarter for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July sponsored by Barclays.

One of the most colourful weekends of the year is back and it’s bigger better and brighter than ever before.

Celebrations will begin with the eighth annual Pride March on Saturday 29th July celebrating the festival theme of International Love. The march is the most visible aspect of the two-day festival and each year brings Liverpool City Centre to a standstill amidst a sea of rainbow flags.

This year’s march will include four specially commissioned banners created by LGBT+ community groups in collaboration with local artists Ben Youdan, Brian Hanlon, Olly Bliss and Sophie Green and internationally acclaimed banner artist Ed Hall. Following speeches, the march will leave St Georges Plateau at 12pm, participants are encouraged to gather from 10.30am to hear a range of speakers and entertainment and dress up to embrace the International Love theme.
The march will return to St Georges Plateau at 1pm and the celebrations begin with a jam-packed programme of entertainment across three stages.

On the Barclays Main Stage headline act Atomic Kitten will take to the stage in their original format of Natasha, Liz and Kerry. The trio’s unique blend of pop perfection is guaranteed to get their hometown crowd dancing.

Joining the Kitten’s on the Barclays Main Stage is the First Lady of House Music, Kym Mazelle who pioneered the introduction of house music to the UK. Nineties pop sensations Livin’ Joy will also appear as well as reality TV star Austin Armacost who will host the stage. Also appearing on the Barclays Main Stage; Danny Beard, The Vivienne, Benjamin Butch, The Lotharios, Jason Dignam, Jess Kemp, Brenda La Beau and Jan George plus many more.

The World on One Stage sponsored by Manchester Airport celebrates the theme of International Love while also showcasing the diversity and inclusivity of Liverpool Pride. The World on One Stage line-up includes Batala Mersey, DaDaFest, Liverpool Irish Festival, Soul Fest and Threshold Festival plus many more.

The Garden Stage will play host to an array of acts, guaranteeing something for everyone. Line-up includes Writing on the Wall, Louis Brad, Trey Gordon, Brook Wirral, My Friend Ted, Holly Stevens and Gyro.

We Are Family returns to Liverpool Pride for a second year following a successful launch in 2016. The family focused fun day has something to offer for all ages as Liverpool Pride opens the door to celebrations and invites the wider community to enjoy the accepting and inclusive atmosphere that comes with the Pride weekend.

Families attending will enjoy a whole host of fun activities including fun inflatables, fairground rides and arts and crafts.The festivals headline sponsor Barclays will also be running free informative workshops for children and their parents. Code Playground offers a fun way to learn the basics of coding whilst DigiSafe in Cyber Space offers guidance on everything needed to master the digital world.