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Ultimate UK LGBT Pride calendar 2021: Dates, times and locations


Pride month is here (Picture: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

June is Pride month – which celebrates LBGT+ communities around the globe.

It takes place in June, to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall riots – protests after a police raid on the New York gay bar Stonewall Inn.

But this year, many events take place later in summer or autumn, due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions – which, in England, are potentially going to be lifted on June 21.

So, when are the major Pride events this year, and where can you celebrate?

Here’s the latest.

When are the major Pride events in England?

London Pride

London Pride takes place later in 2021, due to the pandemic. Mark the weekend Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 in your diary.

Find out more about what’s on at London Pride with our guide.

Bristol Pride

Pride events usually take place in the summer (Picture: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Bristol Pride parade march takes place on Saturday, July 10.

Castle Park is open access, where a ticket or wristband will not be required – however people are encouraged to buy a £5 supporter wristband so that more Pride events can be held in the future.

Northern Pride

Northern Pride, meanwhile, will this year be the host of UK Pride.

The event will take place at Exhibition Park and across the Town Moor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, July 25.

The festival event will see headline performances from Liberty X, Fleur East and X Factor star Saara Aalto.

Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride takes place on the August bank holiday – from August 27 to August 30.

It including MCR Pride Live (a music festival over two days) and the four-day extravaganza that is The Gay Village Party.

Cheryl performed at Manchester Pride in 2019, and will perform at Birmingham Pride in 2021 (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

The impressive list of musical performers include Katy B, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sigala, Gabrielle and Zara Larsson.

Birmingham Pride

Birmingham Pride’s line-up is incredible – Cheryl, Eve, and drag queen Baga Chipz are just three of the stars set to perform.

There’s a free community event on Friday, September 24, followed by the weekend festival on September 25 and 26.

Unfortunately, Brighton Pride – one of the main events on the LGBT+ calendar – has been cancelled for a second year in a row.

When are the major Pride events in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland?

In Wales, Llanelli Pride is due to happen at the Selwyn Samuel Social Centre between Friday, July 16 and Sunday, July 18.

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Belfast Pride is the main parade in Northern Ireland – and is set to happen on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 this year.

It’s scheduled to take place at The Square on Dublin Road, according to Pink UK.

In Scotland, Pride Glasgow has yet to announce a 2021 date – so keep an eye on their Twitter account for any announcements.

There’s no date for a Pride Edinburgh event yet, either – though a Twitter account bio does say an event is coming in 2021. Watch this space.

As more events are announced, this article will be updated.


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