The countdown is well and truly on for this year's Northern Pride Festival!
Since 2019, we have brought The Festival Arena and The Community Village to Northern Pride. From celebration to activism, to meeting up with old friends to making new ones. For people of all generations and representing all LGBTQIA+ and allies!
This year, the Festival Arena will be ticketed, to ensure we can provide the quality that this epic weekend deserves.
In addition to the Main Stage - where the yet-to-be-revealed big name acts will perform -The Festival Arena will also feature the BeScene dance and cabaret zone, which will showcase performers from across Newcastle’s LGBTQIA+ scene.
The Festival Arena will have bars and food stalls, along with the funfair and access to the Platinum Bar and Garden – sponsored by Bobby’s Newcastle – for those who have bought tickets for the new and improved VIP space.
We see the welcome return of the Community Village with its stand-out feature, the Curious Arts stage.
OUR FREE TO ACCESS COMMUNITY PRIDE - A SPACE FOR ALL supported by North of Tyne Combined Authority.
Following on from its success last year, the Community Village will also bring back the sports and active life zone and the LGBT Northern Social Group will return to support those who may be attending Pride for the first time.
The Community Village will also see the return of the Family and Youth zone and the Health and Wellbeing area, which for the first time, will operate across the whole weekend.
The Rainbow Village and its market stalls has previously only run on the first day of Pride, however this time it will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, following requests from attendees at last year’s event.
Making the Northern Pride Festival as accessible as possible is high on our agenda. We are proud to offer:
Wheelchair-accessible raised platform
High-dependency unit, with hoist and changing facilities
Track matting for wheelchair users
Ear defenders available to rent
BSL has been a regular feature on two out door stages, we're committed to making sure all live performances and speeches are covered.
While we are committed to learning and growing, please join us in making one of the most accessible Pride festivals in the UK.