This year’s Blackpool Pride Festival in the Winter Gardens promises to be the most exciting so far. It will be the 10th Pride event in the town and Blackpool is looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors from around the country.
Organisers have now announced this year’s main stage line up, including massive X-Factor stars JEDWARD and JAKE QUICKENDEN, last year’s runner up from I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here. Also appearing are Britain’s Got Talent BAILEY McCONALL and HARRY MONDRYK.
Making a welcome return to this year’s event are 80s party duo BLACK LACE and the ever popular KRANKIES. Two acts that have also become Pride favourites, not only in Blackpool but throughout the UK, are ALLAN JAY and RYAN JAGGER.
Additionally, local Blackpool female 4 piece group THE DIVAS are making their first appearance and there will also be a wealth of local artists performing on our various stages.
Blackpool Pride Festival chairman Shaun Pickup and Entertainment Director Tim James have said, “After news of the headliners hitting the media, the response has been phenomenal and we are really looking forward an amazing event with fantastic entertainment and, of course, a colourful Parade along Blackpool’s famous promenade.”
This year there will be several, separate areas in the Winter Gardens, including a large Adult only area, a Women’s area, a Family area and an outside stage in St. John’s Square, immediately in front of the Winter Gardens. There will also be many commercial, community and charity stalls, all providing you with a range of LGBT merchandise and information.
As well as the main event in the Winter Gardens, our Partner Bars will also have great entertainment throughout the weekend with fringe events being organised during the week leading up to Blackpool Pride Festival, starting with The Pride Ball on Sunday 7th June.
Hotels and Guest houses are filling up, so please go to our Accommodation Partner, BAGs Blackpool, to look for vacancies.