Featuring Cheryl, Sister Sledge, Bimini Bon Boulash and SO MANY MORE! #StrongerTogether

BY DIVA STAFF

We’re counting down the days until Birmingham Pride is back in our lives. And there’s not long to go now, bab! It’s all happening over the weekend of 25 and 26 September.

This year’s celebrations promise to be bigger and better than ever before. Talk about a stellar line-up – they’ve bagged pop superstar Cheryl, the one and only Sister Sledge and oh-so-many super talented folks.

There’s loads of other awesomeness planned too. Friday is the day for Birmingham Pride’s free community event in the Pride village. Over 6,000 tickets have already been claimed and you can expect brilliant speakers, top notch performances (line-up TBA), loads of stalls, local groups and a candlelit vigil. Secure your ticket by clicking here.

Then roll on Saturday for the great big Birmingham Pride Parade. The march is free for everyone to attend and starts at 11am in Victoria Square, right in the heart of the city centre. From midday, the parade makes its fabulous way through Birmingham, heading towards the LGBTQI+ village for the main festival activities.

Wondering exactly where to find all the festivities? There are two exciting, safe and unique event locations you need to know about.

Smithfield Live is just a few metres from the LGBTQI+ village. This is the place for the legendary Main Stage, Cabaret Stage and Dance Arena, plus a fun fair, street food stalls, community stalls, seating areas and more.

© Photography by Daisy Denham (www.daisydenham.co.uk)

The area around Hurst Street and Bromsgrove Street is the perfect setting for the Birmingham Pride Street Party. All your fave queer bars and clubs are getting involved and this is also where you’ll find the Birmingham Pride Future Stage, showcasing the best live music and local upcoming talent.

The theme for this year’s rainbowtastic extravaganza is “Stronger Together”. It’s about standing up for everyone in our gloriously diverse community and campaigning against all forms of hate including transphobia, biphobia, homophobia, interphobia and racism.

Team DIVA can’t wait. See you there, bab!

Birmingham Pride takes place over the weekend of 25 and 26 September 2021. For more info and tickets visit: birminghampride.com.

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