8th July | Bristol Amphitheatre 

On the 8th July, the city of Bristol will be adorned with rainbows to celebrate equality, diversity and community for Pride Day. As well as marching through the city as a statement of love and raising visibility for the LGBT+ community, there will be a selection of live events in place to make the day fabulous.

Voted as the second-best Pride celebration, and one of the city’s biggest events of the year, the massive multi-stage festival will include quite literally something for everyone.

The Main Stage will be headlined by Busted (to be enjoyed both ironically and genuinely) who are set to play a mix of their 00s hits and their moodier comeback offerings. They’ll be joined by American songstress Jennifer Paige, Bristol’s own Dr Meaker and Union J alongside diverse performers for a day of support, partying and feel-good vibes.

There will also be a wide variety of food and drink, games, family activities, dance performances and cabaret acts to keep the city entertained, plus a community area made up of market stalls, campaign groups, political parties, service providers and businesses that support the community – a perfect opportunity for like-minded people to interact, ask questions and share ideas.

There’s also an after party at the O2 Academy which will feature Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Horse Meat Disco and the formidable Don’t Tell Your Mother.

This year, Bristol will be celebrating Pride in its own unique and benevolent fashion. Offering some eclectic performances, a supportive community and positive ideologies, it’s a gift not be missed.

Find out more on Bristol Pride website here, and check out a snippet of guilty pleasure fun from Charlotte Church at Glastonbury below: