22 July 2014

The Clock Is Ticking As Liverpool Pride Arrives Next Weekend

Liverpool Pride Next Weekend

The Clock Is Ticking As Liverpool Pride Arrives Next Weekend

The final countdown is well and truly on as Liverpool transforms into a Fairy Tale kingdom in preparation for 2014’s Liverpool Pride event on Saturday 2nd August.  Princes, Princesses, White Knights and Fairy Godmothers from the LGBT community and beyond will come together for a day of music, fun and community spirit where Pride revellers will be treated to a whole host of top performances across the Waterfront, Stanley Street and Garlands and G-Bar stages

Headlining the Waterfront Stage is the fabulous Katy B who will be performing at 1.30pm. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with ‘Katy on a Mission’ and a career that’s growing from strength to strength with hit singles ‘5AM’ and ‘Crying For No Reason’ Katy B makes her way to Liverpool for her first Pride performance. Gates to the Waterfront stage will open at 11am so get there early to see Katy B live on stage! Katy will be joined on the Waterfront Stage by Heather Small of M People, Radio City 96.7’s Claire Simmo, House of Suarez, Watchtower, Audio Zero, Sam Cottrell, Ukebox and Doodah Farm.

There will also be fantastic performances from ABBA GOLD, Kylie-a-like and Sam Fox alongside DJ Ellie Phillips, Killa Sista, Jes Stretton Edge of Eden, DJ Lee Butler, My Forever and MiC Lowry. Finally, adding to the Fairytale magic on the Waterfront Stage will be a glittering performance from the cast of WICKED, singing a selection of hit numbers from one of the most popular and longest running West-End musicals of all time.

This year’s Stanley Street Stage will be hosted by Paul German, Calvin Fox, Baby Jai, Leanne Campbell and Pete Price with fabulous performances from 80’s Scouse Songstress Sonia, Navy Bar, Pink, Heaven, House of Suarez, Masqurade, Superstar Boudoir’s Vivienne and Sista Luv.

Joining these Liverpool Pride favourites will be DJ Danny Kay, Lisbon, Flick/Jupiters, DJ Lee Butler, Cindy Crystelle, Danielle & Jonathan Graham and Carly Grimes/Kev McGowan. There will also be performances from S’Evere, Toni Nesbitt, Boutique, Nikki Belle and DJ Mark Armstrong to keep the party going!

Finally, the Garlands and G-Bar Stage will host back to back DJ sets from Garlands and G-Bar’s biggest and best resident DJs, keeping the party vibe going from 2pm until 11pm! Garlands and G-Bar legends Andy Mac, Anthony Armstrong, Dave Bennett, Dave Booth, John Hooper, Les Calvert, Lil Jon and Mr. X will perform on this non-stop stage of music, entertaining crowds with the biggest and freshest tunes and keep the magical party spirits going till late into the night!

As always the day’s events will kick off with the free Pride March and organisers want to make 2014's the biggest yet; be sure to join the celebration of Liverpool's LGBT culture and community and support the campaign for equality, acceptance and freedom. 

To participate in this year’s march, register at Organisers ask those wanting to take part in the march to meet at St George’s Plateau from 11am on Saturday 2nd August. From here the muster will include speeches from the Lord Mayor Erica Kemp and Liverpool Pride board members along with some great entertainment to start the celebratory proceedings. Merseyside police are requesting that participants respect the right for others to protest without recourse.

After leaving St Georges Plateau, the march will proceed along Lime Street before taking in Queen Square Bus Station and Whitechapel, then making its way along Lord Street and North John Street, turning down James Street, crossing The Strand over Mann Island and landing in front of the Waterfront Stage at the Pier Head, where the afternoon’s entertainment will begin.

As always, Liverpool Pride will remain a family friendly event with all ages encouraged to attend. There will be a free, community area at the festival in association with Movema, with entertainment for those not wishing to pay to visit the main stages but that still want to enjoy and remain part of the festivities.  There will be a wealth of entertainment and activities including music from the LGBT Choir, a market with stalls to stock up on souvenirs, gifts and mementos, food and drink stalls, information stalls, adrenaline-pumping fairground rides, a dance and active zone and a Trans friendly area for the Trans community and their allies.

Tickets for the main staged areas are priced at £8 advanced and can be exchanged for wristbands at the entrances to both the Pier Head site and Stanley Street Quarter sites on the day. For those that haven't got tickets, there will be a ticket booth on the plateau to purchase them on the day for £11.

Liverpool Pride have also introduced a new Golden Circle VIP ticket, priced at £20 each (additional £12 to upgrade if already purchased) - Golden Circle tickets are strictly limited to provide the very best Pride experience and jumping all the queues.   You will get the best access and views of the Main Stage area and access to your very own washrooms and Golden Circle bar. 

This year marks the 5th anniversary for Liverpool Pride, which was established in 2010 and takes place each year to coincide with the date of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer 6 years ago. This year Liverpool Pride falls on the exact date of Michael’s death, making the march particularly poignant as we celebrate his life. Last year’s Pride event was a huge success with around 65,000 people enjoying the day including 6,000 marching in the parade and 20,000 spectators lining the city centre streets to cheer them on. This year organisers are hoping for the biggest turn out to date in support and celebration of LGBT culture.

Ticket Prices: Advanced tickets £8 and £11 on the day. (No booking Fees, a handling charge may apply of £2.25 per transaction)

Golden Circle VIP tickets are £20 each (additional £12 to upgrade if already purchased)
For tickets book online or call the Liverpool Pride Ticket Hotline on 0844 8000 509. Tickets also available in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool.
Make sure you check out, @LiverpoolPride on Twitter and to have your say and for all of the latest pride news.

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