Bristol Pride Day 2023 will take place on Saturday 8 July with 2 weeks of events running from June.
This year's headliners for the main stage at Pride Day include Natalie Imbruglia, Jake Shears and Nadine Coyle, Sophie and the Giants, Ladyhawke and Alison Limerick.
During the two weeks, the festival’s exciting programme of events will take place in venues across Bristol bringing the city alive with Pride as the charity also helps to support one of the hardest hit sectors, especially venues that are serving the LGBT+ community.
The award-winning LGBT+ festival will see the city come alive with Pride with events including theatre, music, boat tours, circus, comedy, talks, cinema, workshops, performance, Drag Queen Bingo, dance, and more, boasting something for everyone. One of the most unique and popular events, The Pride Dog Show, returns on Sunday 2nd July in Castle Park. The relaxed and fun event will see canine companions compete in rounds such as waggiest tail and musical sit.
The Pride Comedy Night on Friday 7th July takes place at the historic Bristol Old Vic Theatre this year. It sees Bristolian Comedian, and Strictly star, Jayde Adams hosting the evening of hilarious acts with Josh Jones, Heidi Regan, Sam Lake, and Charlie George performing, tickets are just £15.
You can also join the LGBT+ History Boat Tour sailing along the harbourside on Sunday 2nd July, with tour guides from Outstories Bristol bringing an insightful history lesson highlighting the city’s LGBT+ past. Or if you’re more of a landlubber, head to the selection of performances at The Wardrobe Theatre, to catch shows such as the hilarious Stag King which explores what happens when an ancient Celtic god’s business collapses again, plus other incredible improv, drag and comedy shows.
Bristol Pride Circus Night is also one not to miss. Taking place on Thursday 29th June, this partnership with Circomedia acts as a spellbinding fundraiser through dazzling contemporary circus skills and performances from talented LGBT+ performers.
The Bristol Pride Film Festival, Queer Vision, returns with a showcase of incredible LGBT+ films at Watershed, The Cube, and a special outdoor screening with live performances of the 1966 classic Cabaret at The Trinity.
Pride Day will take place on Saturday 8 July. The event will feature multiple stages and will attract some of the biggest names in live music and entertainment, plus showcasing new and emerging talent including performances from local artists and community groups. Pride Day will also see a welcome return of the Pride Big Top, Youth Area, Family Zone and Community Area.
Record numbers again attended Bristol Pride in 2022 with over 19,000 taking part in the Parade March through the city centre whilst the main festival on the Downs saw 40,000 people attend with over 100 artists performing across 5 stages and headline set from international superstar Carly Rae Jepsen.
Bristol Pride Day remains a donation entry festival, ensuring that it remains financially accessible for everyone who wants to attend Pride, however, organisers are asking all those that can afford to, to pick up a Supporter Wristbands for this year’s event. Starting at just £7 wristbands offer great rewards including free bus travel on Pride Day with First Bus, dedicated queue busting lanes for wristband holders to use and best of all discounts with onsite food traders and the bar prices at the festival. A £20 Day+Night pass is also available and includes entry to The Official Afterparty at the Bristol O2 Academy, featuring 3 rooms of DJs and headlined by dancefloor heroes The Shapeshifters, alongside party starters Guilty Pleasures, R&She, and disco/electronic dancing from Dirty Pop.
Supporter Wristbands are now available to purchase.
- Bristol Pride Festival
Date of Event
|Dates: (29 June 2024 - 14 July 2024)|
* Pride Day is Saturday 13 July