Virtual Bristol Pride Is Here
Coronavirus stopped the usual Pride celebrations in being held in July, but the city is enjoying a virtual experience this week.
A great varied selection of events are being held throughout this week ahead of this Saturday when a spectacular Virtual Pride Day takes place with over 40 acts performing for you to enjoy safely at home including headline sets from Mel C + Sink The Pink, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alexandra Burke, NINA, Bright Light Bright Light, Boney M, Dr Meaker, Donna Marie as Lady Gaga, Mary Mac, Son Of A Tutu, DWNN, Oliver Assets, Chiyo and many more, with new at-home performances and archive footage from previous Pride festivals.
Comedy Night – Thursday 10th
The Comedy Night is always one of the highlights of Pride week, and will include performances from Jayde Adams, Celya AB, Hannah Brackenbury, Quimprov Randoms and Mawaan Rizwan.
QTIPOC Inter-city Gathering – Friday 11th
Bristol Pride Online, team up with the wonderful team over at Kiki Bristol as they host their first-ever inter-city gathering of organisations supporting queer, trans and intersex people of colour (QTIPOC).
Following the events of the summer and the ongoing challenges of representation and visibility, groups from Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Brighton will be discussing the challenges, and opportunities, facing our communities during this time of uncertainty and change.
Virtual Pride Day – Saturday 12th
Pride Day starts on Saturday at 11am with the Virtual Parade and from midday acts perform from across the festival stages before a Virtual Afterparty which brings 6 hours of Afterparty DJ sets from Horse Meat Disco, Athena, Grrrl Crush, Kiki, Punka and B.Please.
The Virtual Pride – available via the Bristol Pride You Tube channel and social streams will bring all the excitement of the festival on The Downs direct to you, kicking the day off with our Virtual Parade, followed by performances from across all of our stages by pride favourites old and new, plus an evening afterparty of incredible DJs.
Viewers can expect drag queens from the cabaret stage, dancers from the performance stage, local LGBT+ talent from the New Stage and of course acts from the main stage including the chance to see Mel C performing with Sink The Pink from Pride 2019.
Throughout the broadcast you’ll hear from the stalls that would have been in the community area, talking about who they are, what they do and how you can get in touch.