Northern Pride Festival (formerly Newcastle Pride) is returning for another jam-packed weekend of LGBT+ celebrations in the heart of Newcastle. From the 19th – 21st July 2019, the Northern Pride festival takes over both the historic Town Moor and Exhibition Park, with a range of unforgettable experiences, from big-name artists performing on the Main Stage to Family and Youth zones, a fairground and an array of food and drink options.
The Town Moor becomes the Pride Festival Arena, home to the Main Stage, food and drink and the fairground. This year, Exhibition Park joins the festival to become the Community Village, home to our Family & Youth Zone, Health & Wellbeing Zone, Rainbow Village stalls and some added extras that we can’t wait to tell you about.
The three-day festival includes the Stonewall Remembrance March, as a sea of rainbow flags, LGBT+ people, allies, individuals and organisations join together to parade through the city centre. Over 20,000 people joined us for the parade last year!
Join the parade!
To commemorate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal turning point in the road to LGBT+ equality, Northern Pride Festival will feature a spectacular march through the centre of Newcastle and you’re invited to take part. The March will start at 12 noon Saturday 20th July, from Newcastle Civic Centre, but arrive early so we don’t leave without you!
Northern Pride Festival 2019 is our most ambitious event to date, so it’s only right that we get the biggest and best talent to perform here in Newcastle. We’ve just confirmed a powerhouse of fierce ladies as headliners this year performing on the Manchester Airport Los Angeles Stage, including X Factor and I’m a Celeb starlet Fleur East, the scintillating Liberty X giving us all the throwback feels and fresh from the Ice Arena and representing her country in Eurovision, Saara Aalto.
Joining the girls is a full line up of performers from drag to variety, some memorable faces from yesteryear and tomorrow’s up and coming stars. We’ve also got some huge DJ sets to party the night away to, as we come together to celebrate all things LGBT+.
Check out the full 2019 Northern Pride Festival line up below…
Volunteer with Pride
Fancy working at the UK’s biggest and best Pride event?
Look sickening in yellow hi-vis?
Then we need people like you to join our army of volunteers helping to make Northern Pride Festival 2019 an unforgettable event for everyone. It can be challenging at times, with nearly 80,000 attendees last year, but if you’ve got a friendly, outgoing persona and a ‘can do’ attitude, you’ll get so much out of volunteering with Northern Pride.
There’s a number of roles available from stewards and marshals, to marketeers and researchers.