A HUGE LGBTQ+ festival is set to return virtually next month (July), with UK club scene royalty revealed as its headline act.


Music fans can tune into Northern Pride Online 2.1, sponsored by Barclays, on 24 July for a packed programme of entertainment from 12 noon, hosted by Newcastle comedy queen Miss Rory and award-winning presenter Gok Wan.

Known for her famous blonde beehive, Jodie has been a staple of the UK club scene for more than a decade, regularly touring across Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, supporting the Spice Girls on their comeback tour and playing sets at world famous festivals including Glastonbury and Bestival.

We’ve teamed up with NE1’s Screen on the Green, beer garden Central Park, Times Square (pictured above) and a number of LGBTQ+ venues who have agreed to stream the event across the day, with more locations to be announced in coming weeks.

At the same employees at Ikea Gateshead will also be able to watch the broadcast, after bosses agreed to stream it in their staff areas.

Calling all bars, restaurants, business, big or small… if you would like to become one of our broadcasting locations, drop us an email. 

We have once again made the difficult decision to postpone our UK Pride event, which will now take place from 22 – 24 July 2022.


This is not a choice we have made lightly and, although we would love to deliver a fantastic, inclusive event to celebrate the diversity of our community, our first priority is keeping our attendees, volunteers and emergency services safe.


Since we were awarded UK Pride status, our promise has  been to ‘elevate and celebrate the northeast’s LGBTQ+ community’ and because of the pandemic, and the disproportionate effect it’s having on our community, this promise is stronger than ever before.

Whilst we build our new website, which will be filled with everything you need for a healthy, safe and active LGBTQ+ life here in the northeast…if you need us we’re here