Thanks for taking part in Leeds Pride!
Leeds Pride main event is taking place on Sunday 6th August and will include two hours of entertainment on the Sainsbury’s Stage in Millennium Square, a parade through the city centre with over 60 floats and five hours of entertainment on the first direct bank main stage on Lower Briggate. In the Lower Briggate event space you will also find the Asda Children’s area, a dance zone, community market place, outside bars, a fun fair and much much more.
Running since 2006, Leeds Pride is the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending over the weekend. It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to local Leeds LGBT+ community and the event is funded through community fundraising, grant funding and sponsorship agreements with national brands such as first direct, Sainsbury’s and Manchester Airport.
In the week running up to Leeds Pride there are over 40 LGBT+ sports, community and scene events taking place across the city. For more information please see the what’s on page on the Leeds Pride website: www.leedspride.com
Make sure you get involved on social media during the day by sending pictures to @LeedsPride on Twitter, Leeds LGBT Pride on Facebook and using the hashtag #LeedsPride!
While everyone coming along is there to unite and enjoy a fantastic day, we would really appreciate your co-operation regarding various safety matters. Access to Lower Briggate and the main stage event space will be controlled by security check points. Bag checks and random searches will be in place so please only bring with you what you really need. This will really help us to carry out bag checks quickly.
No alcohol is allowed into either of the event spaces but water and soft drinks in sealed bottles, drinks for babies and young children and small amounts of food will be allowed. Dogs on leads are welcome but please responsible for your pets!
Leeds City Council are providing an access bus for the parade. To book a place please email
LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any special requirements you will need on the day.
6th August 2017
Start at Millennium Suare
Parade through the city centre
The party starts on lower Brigget
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A SELECTION OF SOME OF THE LIVE ACTS PERFORMING
SEAN MILEY MOORE
BOO GATTI – QUEEN BEE 2016
Check www.leedspride.com for the full running order
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