As May Bank Holiday weekend fast approaches, it can mean only one thing: the UK’s biggest two-day pride festival is returning!

With a celebration of the second city’s LGBTQ+ community and heritage, Birmingham Pride is taking place over Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.

Known for its celebration of LGBTQ+ identities with the entertainment factor to match, Birmingham Pride is set to, once again, welcome tens of thousands of visitors to the iconic Gay Village.

A giant rainbow flag at the parade launching Birmingham Pride 2018Joshua Williams
A giant rainbow flag at the parade launching Birmingham Pride 2018

Putting the ‘community’ into the LGBTQ+ community, Birmingham Pride will again see the annual Pride Parade snake through Birmingham city centre. Beginning from 10am, the rainbow train, supported by local charities, businesses and community initiatives, will dance its way through the city.

Starting at Victoria Square, the ‘Love Out Loud’ spectacular will end in Southside where the main event will officially launch!

The festival itself features the Virgin Trains Main Stage where artists such as Years and Years and the Human League will be entertaining visitors. In addition, the Mixmag Arena, Los Angeles Cabaret Stage, The Future Stage with Spindle Mag and the Women’s Arena will leave visitors spoiled for choice!

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Birmingham Pride organisers have revealed that this years main stage will be the largest in the events history!

With community being at the heart of Birmingham Pride, organisers have this year announced the launch of the Lip Sync Stage giving a platform to queer entertainers in the city. Be sure to watch Drag Punk and Tanja McKenzie on the stage who are set to bring the house down with their lip sync extravaganza.

If you’re worried about missing your favourite artists, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Check out our guide below to see who’s performing and where…

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Alice Chater will be kicking off the Main Stage performances of Birmingham Pride 2019

Birmingham Pride 2019 | Saturday 25th May

Virgin Trains Main Stage

1pm to 4pm: Alice Charter, Lady Leshur and M.O

4pm to 7pm: Kate Nash, MYA and Mabel

7pm to 9pm: Sigala and Years & Years

9pm to Midnight: Local DJs

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Birmingham Grime MC and Producer Lady Leshurr will appear on the Main Stage at Birmingham Pride 2019

Mixmag Dance Arena

2pm to 4pm: Adonis and Hooker Club

4pm to 7pm: Moxie and Octo Octa

7pm to 10pm: Black Madonna and Horse Meat Disco

10pm to Midnight: Sam Divine

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Years & Years will appear on the Main Stage at Birmingham Pride 2019

The Los Angeles Cabaret Stage

1pm to 4pm: Sandra, Drag With No Name and Miss Thunderpussy

4pm to 6pm: KY Kelly, Heart and Souls, Tanya Hyde and Poppy Cock

6pm to 9pm: Lola Lasagne, Twiggy, Baga Chipz, Martha D’Arthur and Divina De Campo

9pm to Midnight: Miss Penny, The Vixens, The Vivienne, Gals Aloud

Be sure to check out the Missing Bar Cabaret Stage – from 6pm both nights outside of missing –  where you can see legends such as Donna Trump, Twiggy, House of Allure Burlesque and Jenna Davinci.

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Kate Nash will appear on the Main Stage at Birmingham Pride 2019

Spindle Future Stage

2pm to 4pm: Unpronounceable + Lady Sanity + Miyagi and Kill Glass

4pm to 6pm: Emily Burns, Ojerime and Lacey Lou Femme

6pm to 8pm: Kaiit, Lisa Mercedez and Leikeli47

8pm to 10pm: Moho and M.A.D

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Birmingham Pride 2019 will see the launch of the Lip-Sync Stage housed within the Nightingale Club

Lip-Sync Stage

The NEW Lip-Sync Stage is located on the middle floor of the Nightingale Club.

From 4:30pm: China Queen, Peaches Munroe, Jelly Cube, Drag Punk and Narcissa Nightshade

7pm to 10pm: Ashleigh-Marc, Cosmic Crum, Rodent, Flick d’Bean, Vicky and Luna, Big D and Tanja McKenzie

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Signal will appear on the main stage at Birmingham Pride 2019

Birmingham LGBT Community Events

With Birmingham Pride being a ticketed event, the Birmingham LGBT Centre is also hosting several cultural and entertainment-based activities to ensure everyone can participate in Pride!

2pm to 5pm: Zara Sykes, Esther Turner and More. There will also be a pride open area with food, music and badge making. A quiet area is also available upstairs.

5pm: Film screening of Bohemian Rhapsody.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Star AJA will appear on the main stage of Birmingham Pride 2019.

Birmingham Pride 2019 | Sunday 26th May

Virgin Trains Main Stage

2pm to 5pm: Glittersh*t, Rogue Symphony Orchestra and 5ive

5pm to 7pm: AJA, NAO and Marc Almond

7pm to 10pm: Human League and Faithless (DJ Set)

10pm to Midnight: Local DJs

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Human League will appear on the main stage at Birmingham Pride 2019.

Mixmag Dance Arena

 2pm to 4pm: Lauren Goulder and Sophia Essel

4pm to 7pm: Jordanna, Jade Turner and Lisa Sharred

7pm to 10pm: Jaguar, Monki and Hannah Wants

10pm to Midnight: Fleur Shore

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Glittersh*t will appear on the main stage of Birmingham Pride 2019

The Los Angeles Cabaret Stage – With Hosts Sandra and Miss Marty

2pm to 4pm: Sandra, Glitter Lips and Amy LaQueefa

4pm to 6pm: Miss Marty, Dave Lynn, Kelly Wilde and Kara Van Park

6pm to 9pm: Shania Pain, Sum Ting Wong and Topsie Redfern

9pm to Midnight: Marsha Mellow, The Viviene and Vicky Jackson

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Faithless will appear on the main stage of Birmingham Pride 2019

Spindle Future Stage

1pm to 4pm: DragPunk, The Clause, Sophie Lou and Abisha

4pm to 6pm: Sophie Whittaker, Andrea di Giovanni and Nakhane

6pm to 9pm: Hungama, Call Me Loop and Ashnikko

9pm to 10pm: Rico Nasty

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NAO will appear on the main stage of Birmingham Pride 2019

Womens’ Area

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Lip-Sync Stage

The NEW Lip-Sync Stage is located on the middle floor of the Nightingale Club

From 4:30pm: Cocktail Sausage, Riley Vyrus, Ezra Skag, Mothers Meeting and Tayce

7pm to 10pm: Rii Rii Lepour, Cycki Brokat, Crayola, Soyora Marchelle, Rujazzle, Frans Gender and CJ Banks

The Birmingham LGBT Centre in Holloway Circus will be hosting free activities over the Birmingham Pride 2018 weekend, just outside the official cordoned off areaBirmingham LGBT
The Birmingham LGBT Centre in Holloway Circus will be hosting free activities over the Birmingham Pride 2019 weekend – just outside the official cordoned off area

Birmingham LGBT Community Events

1pm to 3pm: Polari Prize Tour Creative Writing Workshop

3pm to 4pm: Dr Graham Beards talks about Birmingham’s Gay Liberation Front

4pm onwards: Film screening of The Favourite

 

 

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Birmingham Pride takes place on Saturday 25thand Sunday 26thMay, during the Bank Holiday weekend. For more information and tickets, visit here.

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