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The North East's LGBTQ+ young people can celebrate the spooky season in style, thanks to the return of a popular event next month (October).

Northern Pride’s Youth Prom will take place on Thursday 28 October, at Newcastle’s Crowne Plaza – which is also sponsoring the event – from 7pm to 10pm.

And organisers have revealed that this year’s celebration will be a Halloween special, with a whole host of entertainment throughout the evening.

Along with popular DJ Michael Maddison providing the soundtrack for the party and a buffet, young people can also enjoy a variety of performances from Drag Castle.

A newly formed collective based in the North East, the group features a diverse range of drag artists covering everything from comedy to cosplay.

Halloween fancy dress is not essential ... but is encouraged 👻

The event, which is open to LGBTQ+ people and their friends aged 14 to 24, is free to attend but tickets must be reserved online at

DJ Michael Maddison will provide the soundtrack to the evening

The announcement comes following the success of Northern Pride’s Ouseburn Family Pride last weekend (19 September) and the charity’s Director, Ste Dunn, is confident it will be a fantastic night.

“We had an overwhelmingly positive response from our last event aimed at young people and their families, which reaffirms there is a clear need for more events catered towards the younger members of our community,” he said.

Frida Sapphic will lead the cast from Drag Castle as they take centre stage throughout the night

“While the pandemic put a temporary halt on Youth Prom last year, we’re delighted to bring it back as it is a really special event for LGBTQ+ youth to meet others in the community and enjoy a night of fun with their friends.

“We have some incredible entertainers lined up to take to the stage over the evening and with this year’s spooky spectacular theme, it’s sure to be one of our best yet.”



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