8 Things you simply can’t miss at Liverpool Pride this weekend

Liverpool Pride 2018 is just a few days away and there’s two whole days of entertainment to enjoy.

Returning to it’s original home of Tithebarn Street, Liverpool Pride takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July and alongside a jam-packed main stage, featuring headline act, Sophie Ellie Bextor, the celebration of the LGBT+ community is lining up lots of cabaret, family fun and of course the epic Liverpool Pride March.

With so much to see, from drag and comedy to all the amazing march costumes, live music on main stage hosted by our very own Jay and Simmo, amazing dance performances and more, we’ve scoured the Liverpool Pride official programme to bring you our top picks. So get your rainbow on and check them out.

Here’s 8 things you simply can’t miss at Liverpool Pride this weekend….

1 – Barclays Main Stage

Alongside headline acts Sophie Ellie Bextor and Courtney Act, you will see performances from House of Suarez, amazing Kylie tribute, Rogue Minogue, Melissa Totten as Madonna and fresh from LIMF 2018, Queen Zee, do their thing!

2 – The Liverpool Pride March

Swathing St George’s Plateau in colour from 11am on Saturday, the Liverpool Pride March returns to snake it’s way through the city streets with whistles, drums and phenomenal costumes. Click here for the map and get a good vantage point nice and early. 

3 – A Tribute to Michael Causer

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Michael Causer

At 3pm, all stages will begin their individual tributes to remember Michael Causer and the 10th anniversary since the Liverpool teen was murdered. There is also a vigil planned for 2nd August at Temple Square from 6pm.

4 – The Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage

For the first time since 2010, Liverpool Pride is putting on a cabaret marquee in the form of The Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage is bringing a big old dose of sass from 2pm on Saturday, exploring the naughtier side of pride!

5 – Come Out of the Shadow Lights

Photograph By John Powell.
“The Kop” is lit in the rainbow colours for the “Come Out of the Shadows” project for the “Liverpool Pride Festival”

You may have already seen a number of the city’s most famous buildings lit up to support Liverpool Pride. This year the ‘Come Out of the Shadows’ project has been granted a longer stay, until 2nd August, so get your phones handy and get snap happy. Full list of buildings here. 

6 – Get Your Official Merch

Liverpool Pride is run by volunteers and relies heavily on donations to come back bigger and better every year. You can help support the cause by heading to the official merchandise tent and buying some official

7 – Sundae Funday at Bluecoat

There’s Pride fun for all the family on Sunday as Bluecoat, International Slavery Museum, Walker Art Gallery and more play host to fab arts and crafts session for everyone to enjoy. There’s also a food market and BBQ at the Bluecoat Garden too.

8 – Liverpool’s own Kurtis Stacey in The Ruby Slippers

The Liverpool Pride 2018 programme also includes a number of partner events including exhibitions, sporting events and theatre. Our top pic is Liverpool’s Kurtis Stacey in The Ruby Slippers at The Royal Court. It’s on now and runs until 28th July. Don’t miss it!

Click here to see the full entertainment listings for Liverpool Pride and plan your weekend celebrating diversity, equality, love & life in the city. Don’t forget to follow @LiverpoolPride on socials for regular updates.

What are you most looking forward to at Liverpool Pride 2018? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share your suggestions on our socials. Happy Pride Everyone!

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