Grab your glitter, get your craziest, most colourful outfit at the ready - Liverpool Pride is almost here! Come and join us as we celebrate love and inclusion across the city for what is set to be one epic weekend. #ALLTOGETHERNOW.

Liverpool Pride is one of Europe’s largest FREE pride festivals which is entirely volunteer led, meaning everyone from every walk of life is invited to come and celebrate all things love with us. Taking place over two days (Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th July), we’ve put together all the key info you need to know to make sure you have THE. BEST. WEEKEND. EVER.


PAINT THE CITY RAINBOW 🌈

Picture this - 5,000 people marching through the streets of Liverpool from St Georges Plateu to Tithebarn Street, bringing the city to a standstill in the name of inclusion and love. Amazing right? Now is your time to be part of this special moment as the organisers of Liverpool Pride are inviting you to be part of this incredible march.

Go the extra mile with your costumes, banners and flags, if that’s your thing. If not, wear whatever the heck you want. Just bring your passion, your voice and your pride, as we promise this will be one pride march you’ll never forget.

The march starts at St George's Plataeu at 12pm and you can register for FREE here.

  • Handy Tip: You can view the march route HERE.

THE MAIN EVENT - 1PM ONWARDS 🤘

3 Stages. A community expo. VIP area. Chill out area.

After the march, we’re having a huge party over on Tithebarn Street with big name entertainment, local bands and artists. Time to show the world how we do it over here in Liverpool.

BARCLAYS MAIN STAGE


Here you will find all the main action, kindly sponsored by the guys over at Barclays UK. Big hugs for you lot!

Headliner: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single Groovejet and then followed it up with Take Me Home and her worldwide smash hit, Murder on the Dance floor.

Who to look out for:
Courtney Act, House of Suarez, Lots Holloway, Queen Zee, Osvaldo Supino, Jennifer John, Holly Ellison, Brenda La Beau, The Major Tour, Mellisa Totten and Rouge Minogue.

MANCHESTER AIRPORT SAN FRANCISCO STAGE

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Enjoy a jam-packed electric mix of queer cabaret presented by Liverpool Queer Collective, sponsored by the guys over at Manchester Airport!

Who to look out for:
Diva Hollywood, Beers for Queers, House of Ghetto - Darren Pritchard, Feminista & Filla Crack, Kenny Thompson, Ruthie Adamson, Ashleigh Owen, Jordan Leyland, RhyssPieces, Alternative Fashion Fest and Dollman Disco.

  • Handy Tip: Click HERE to find out more about each of these acts.

ENJOY A BEVVY OR TWO 🍸

Shoutout to #omg #liverpool @omgliverpool

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The party doesn’t have to end once the official pride festivities come to an end - we’re not that mean! Liverpool has a thriving LGBTQ+ area with many bars and clubs ready and waiting for you to party the night away. Let’s take a look at what’s going on…

HEAVEN LIVERPOOL

One of Liverpool’s most famous gay nightclubs, just a short walk from Tithebarn Street! They’re throwing a huge pride weekend party - on Friday you’ll find a 90’s night from midnight til’ 6am, Saturday there is a UV party from 6pm til’ 9am and on Sunday you can enjoy a KludKids UV party from midnight til’ 6am.

Find out more HERE.

OUT LIVERPOOL

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Liverpool’s newest gay club is bringing the party this pride weekend with their Eleganza Extravaganza on Saturday 28th July from 12pm til’ 6am! Expect lip-syncs, giveaways and 3 floors of madness.

OMG LIVERPOOL

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Ready for a carnival party?! Head down to OMG Liverpool for their carnival themed party on Saturday 28th July from 1pm. This is OMG’s first pride in Liverpool so it’s set to be BIG!

Find out more HERE.

THE NAVY BAR

A fan of adventure? A trip to Liverpool Pride wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Navy Bar, trust us! Join them as they celebrate pride with top DJ’s including Andy Mac, Les Calvert, Ant Armstrong and more.

Find out more HERE.


SOMEWHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD 💤

Even party animals need somewhere to rest their head, or get ready. Whatever floats your boat. Here are some of our top picks on some of the best hotels closest to Liverpool Pride…

SIR THOMAS HOTEL


Guide Price: £107 per night* (subject to change)

BASE SERVICED APARTMENTS


Guide Price: £126 per night* (subject to change)

HOTEL INDIGO


Guide Price: £144 per night* (subject to change)

HILTON LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE


Guide Price: £220 per night* (subject to change)


PRIDE SUNDAE 🏳️‍🌈

#LiverpoolPride 🏳️‍🌈 The trio ❤️💛💚💙💜

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Today is designed to be a little less hectic but still a whole load of fun! The family-focused day will feature dance, arts and crafts activities, food marketing and a BBQ in the Bluecoast Garden - perfect for the hangover!

Find out more HERE.


LIGHT UP THE CITY ❤️️

Liverpool is a very LGBT+ friendly city and we want to shout the message far and wide. How, you ask? Well, we’re lighting up our city's most famous landmarks for all to see - from St Georges Hall to Anfield, our city is going rainbow after dark!

Find a list of all the buildings HERE - can you snap a photo of them all?

So there you have it, your guide to pride in one handy place! Tweet us your photos using #itsliverpool and we will share our best across the weekend.


BLOG POST PROFILE

This blog has been written by Stefan Price, Digital Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool. Stefan looks after digital activity across Marketing Liverpool/ Visit Liverpool and runs the its Liverpool social channels!
 
Stefan is 19 years old and is from Liverpool. He loves all things to do with cruises, shopping and the odd Gin and Elderflower!

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