It has been announced that the Bristol Pride Festival for will be moving to a new city centre site for it’s 2016 celebration.
Taking place on Saturday 9 July the Pride Day Festival will be held on the iconic Bristol Amphitheatre and atBristol’s Millennium Square, in partnership with the science centre and will be the culmination of 10 days of events across Bristol.
Last year the Bristol Pride event was one of the largest festivals to take place in the city and the move is needed to give a larger space for the festival activities and ensure those wishing to show their support for equality and diversity are able to attend and enjoy the fantastic day of live music, cabaret, dancers, family activities and community stalls along with bustling market and food traders. Reviewing the numbers that attended the festival last year, the organisers are expecting another busy year and have taken the decision to move the festival to increase capacity and to combat continued council development and space restrictions in Castle Park. A move also means improvements to disabled access to the festival and more dedicated spaces.
Headlined by Heather Small in 2015, the festival will be announcing the 2016 acts over the next few days and weeks, The First acts announced for 2016 include Singer of the anthemic Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) Rozalla, Pop and Folk favourite Lucy Spraggan, female duo DeltAmour and the formidable A*M*E.
The Pride Festival runs from the 1 to 10 July across the city and will again be a fantastic showcase of community and talent. Events include comedy, theatre and gaming events as well as an ever popular Dog Show and their annual Queer Vision Film Festival at the Watershed, hailed by The Guardian as one of the best in the country.
Pride Day will remain donation entry but we call on everyone who can to get a £5 supporter wristband to help support the event to happen. Wristbands offer festival discounts including money off food outlets, bars, discounted ferry travel and free travel on Pride Day with First Buses. Joint Day & Night tickets are available for £15 which includes entry to 3 afterparties including the official Pride Afterparty at the O2 Academy featuring top international and local DJs as well as special very special dance performances and artists.