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One of Newcastle’s favourite bars is giving its support to the region’s leading LGBTQIA+ festival. Work is now underway for Northern Pride, which is planned for the weekend of July 22 -23 2023.

We have revealed how those who choose to buy a Platinum Pass will get an amazing experience, thanks to the support of Bobby’s Newcastle at Scotswood Road, which is sponsoring the Platinum Bar and Garden.

L-R Kirk Spencer, owner at Bobbys, Alex, Northern Pride Mascot and Wendy Towers, member of the Bobby Dazzler team

Next year’s event will see the Town Moor site reconfigured, giving those with the Platinum Passes their own festival entrance, private marquee, large private scale bar a garden area with seating, and more luxurious toilets than in previous years.

The area will be far bigger, to deal with the increased demand and ensuring that it is a comfortable space for everyone.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of people who wanted Platinum Passes during our UK Pride 2022 event,” said Ste Dunn, director of Northern Pride.

“So we have factored that in this year and have allocated more space including giving everyone with tickets access to the Platinum Pass Circle at the front of the main stage.

Wendy and Alex outside Bobby's on Scotswood Rd, Newcastle

“We are extremely grateful to have had Bobby’s come on board once again, as without their support and the support of our sponsors, we could not create an event on this scale.”

Kirk Spencer of Bobby’s said the sponsorship was part of an on-going commitment to support the community.

“We are involved in a whole host of different activities to support the local LGBTQIA+ community, including holding regular open mike nights, fundraising events, and we even support teams like Panthers FC and The Ravens rugby team,” he said.

“We are delighted to be able to sponsor the Platinum Bar and Garden again and look forward to working with Northern Pride on the run up to the festival weekend.”

No need to worry, next years wristbands are already here

Platinum Passes are now on sale for the event, although all the Early Bird passes are sold out. Prices start from £14 (plus fees) for a day pass and £20 (plus fees) for a weekend pass. Further information and booking is available at

A number of other sponsorship opportunities are available for the festival, which can be viewed at the website.



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