UK PRIDE 2022
Our commitment since our bid for UK Pride remains unchanged, yet stronger than ever due to the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on LGBTQ+ people.
We plan to...
- show the world that Newcastle and the northeast region is a celebrated LGBTQ+ safe place
- build our most inclusive and accessible festival to date
- bring more local performers and creatives to the festival celebrating our diverse community
- have the biggest and loudest pride march celebrating 50 years since the first UK LGBTQ+ March in London
- deliver our biggest free pride festival weekend ever
FEAT: IBIZA IN SYMPHONY WITH DJ MICHAEL MADDISON + A LIVE ORCHESTRA
CHORIZA MAY, AND LIVE BANDS RE-TAKE THAT & SMASH HITS LIVE!
MAIN STAGE LINE UP
SATURDAY 23RD & SUNDAY 24TH JULY - 12PM TO 9PM
KAREN HARDING &
WITH THE NORTH EASTS LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY
A-Z : AMANDA BAGE | BONNIE & BEN DOVER LOVE | CARMEN - SHOW TUNES & WINE
DANNI DEE AND THE BROADWAY DANCERS | DRAG CASTLE | FRIDA SAPPHIC | HANNABIELL & MIDNIGHT BLUE COLLECTIVE | JACKSON SOUL | KAY GREYSON | LAYLA SPHYNX
LOUIS CHRISP | LOUISE PYE | MXYM | MICHAEL T OGILVIE
NEWCASTLE ASIAN ARTS & MUSIC PRESENTS NEWCASTLE MELA
NORTHERN PROUD VOICES | OFFICIAL DJ DRAMA | PLASTIQ | PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
SAM DICKINSON | SEQUINELLA | SOPHIA FLANAGAN | ST BURYAN | TONI THE DOLL
HOSTED BY MISS RORY + SPECIAL GUESTS
Line up subject to change
UPGRADE TO PLATINUM!
Our UK Pride celebration comes to a close on Sunday night with the annual Candlelit Vigil from 9pm.
An important aspect of the Northern Pride Festival, giving those in attendance time for reflection and remembrance.
THE FESTIVAL SITE
Our festival is split into two area's giving attendees a wide range of things to see and do across the weekend.
THE FESTIVAL ARENA
Join us in the Festival Arena as we elevate and celebrate the north east's LGBTQ+ community!
Join us as we 'elevate and celebrate the north easts LGBTQ+ community on our main stage with help from some familiar faces.
Scream if you want to go faster on the biggest and best fair ground rides
BE SCENE ZONE
Be Scene started in 2019 bringing dance and cabaret performances together celebrating artists from our vibrant local community. Be loud, be proud and Be Scene!
PLATINUM BAR & GARDEN
Those with this exclusive pass can relax in a stretch tent with a private bar with premium drinks, exclusive food options, tables and chairs and don't forget the posh loos!
FOOD & DRINK
With plenty food and drink options on offer you'll have a blast.. just drink responsibly!
AN ACCESSIBLE PRIDE
NEXUS AND METRO TYNE & WEAR
We're proud to be working hard to improve our pride experience for all. We'll have a raised platform for those needing an elevated view of the main stage, with AccessoLoo a toilet facility for disabled people that has all
the right equipment. Both stages will have BSL staff and we'll also have ear muffs for reducing noise for sensory sensitivity to hire.
Why not join us at our information point and shop where you can not only exchange your Platinum tickets for your Platinum wristband, but you can shop our range of official merchandise
Packed with local and national charities and businesses, the Rainbow Village is a vibrant marketplace for our attendees to access products and services. (Saturday Only)
THE COMMUNITY VILLAGE
If you're looking for some hands-on activities, access to support services and information, then head over to the village
CURIOUS ARTS STAGE
A Curious Arts project in partnership with Northern Pride, the Curious Arts Stage celebrated everything that's great about the North East's LGBTQIA+ arts and culture scene
For the first time in 2022, we’ll introduce a sports zone where we’ll be demonstrating and showcasing inclusive and accessible sports from around the region.
Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing street performances and live entertainment
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Northern Pride has been one of the pioneering pride's to provide health services. After many years of providing sexual health screening and introducing one hour HIV testing, the Health and Wellbeing Zone has been a key focal point
LGBT NORTHERN SOCIAL GROUP ZONE
New for 2022, we're joining up with LGBT NSG to create a safe space for our community to get together, especially those coming to Pride on their own, or looking for an alcohol-free social space. Expect a warm welcome, new friends and social activities.
MORE FOOD & DRINK
There'll be some extra food and drink options in the community village so make sure you pay them a visit
FAMILY & YOUTH
This zone offers all families and our youth a space where they can feel included and accepted while enjoying arts, crafts, music, sensory play and outdoor activities
New for 2022, you'll find changing rooms within the LGBT Northern Social Group zone. Please feel free to use this space to get changed into your best pride out fit that will help you celebrate your true authentic self
Our Rainbow Village will be the heart of our festival with a large mix of information stalls, local sellers and national companies.
This is the perfect opportunity to engage with thousands of festival attendees.
THE PRIDE MARCH
Our Pride March will take place from 12 noon, Saturday 23rd July.
The theme this year is based our Remember, Resist and Rise Up mission for UK Pride. As it is 50 years since the first Pride march took place in the UK, lets make this year, bigger, louder and the best we've ever had!
Access to the festival will be from Exhibition Park.
Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
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If you would like to learn more about the festival, we've created a great list of useful FAQs which will answer all your questions!