This is how Arriva will get you to and from Pride in Liverpool 2019

Flags and whistles at the ready, it’s all aboard Arriva for Pride in Liverpool 2019


The best way to get to and around Pride in Liverpool is with Arriva.

Taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, this years celebrations include live music, performance, stalls and of course the annual March with Pride. Arriva is proud to support Pride in Liverpool with its fleet of bright rainbow buses which you may have seen in circulation around the city streets.

We send our Pete out on the fabulous rainbow bus to find out how Arriva is supporting Pride in Liverpool this year. Pride in Liverpool co-chair John Bird and Heaven Club Events Manager, Azzuro Penderghast, joined Pete to give their take on this years festivities.

Arriva Head of Marketing, Lisa Pearson said: “We’re really looking forward to Pride in Liverpool. Our promotional team, The Arriva Angels will be across the festival site giving out glittery tattoos and lots of Arriva goodies. We just want to be part of the Pride fun.

“If you’re travelling to and around Pride in Liverpool this July, travel with Arriva!”

Pride in Liverpool Co-Chair, John Bird said: “Alongside a huge line up of live acts including Sara Alto, Little Boots, a youth zone and LIMF Academy stage, there’s still a very important message to share. Pride is a means of protest as we don’t have full equality right now. Pride is about showing that society needs to work together.”

Pride in Liverpool marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising this year. The main festival site on Tithebarn Street will feature music stages while the annual March with Pride event will begin at St George’s Hall and make its way around the city streets to Moorfields. There are also a number of fringe events taking place across the city including a special event at Tate Liverpool.

Tate’s Michael Birchall explained: “As part of our Keith Haring exhibition, we have covered an Arriva bus in his work. You can see it driving around town at the moment. Pride Late at Tate takes place on Friday 26th July and offers free entry into the Keith Haring exhibition, workshops and music. It’s going to be a great evening.”

More: Here’s everything you need to know about Pride in Liverpool

With the Pride in Liverpool countdown officially on, Azzuro summed up the partnership with Arriva, she said: “We now have a bus company in Liverpool supporting the gays, it’s wonderful!”


Here’s 5 ways to travel with Arriva during Pride in Liverpool 2019…..

1 – Tap N Go

Did you know contactless payment is available on all Arriva buses now? So no more scouting around for change, just tap your contactless card or your mobile and go! More here. 

2 – Travel Together

Arriva Click will be in service throughout the Pride in Liverpool festival weekend. Why not download the app and get from A to B, with friends in style and comfort. Find out more here.

3 – Stay Connected

You can stay connected with info on services across the Pride in Liverpool weekend by following @arrivanorthwest on Twitter. There’s also free wifi on board to you can scroll while you travel.

4 – Nod to the NYC 80’s

Alongside the Arriva North West Rainbow bus, there will be another livered vehicle at Pride in Liverpool. Currently showing at Tate Liverpool, artist and activist Keith Haring has influenced an Arriva double decker with his distinctive design. Definitely an Instagram-worthy pic!

More: This is why everyone should see Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool 

5 – Click the Rainbow

Alongside the Arriva buses decked out in rainbow’s for Pride in Liverpool, a number of Arriva Click buses have been decked out in technicolour and there are two designated stops to get you to the heart of the action. More info here. 


To find out more about Pride in Liverpool 2019, head this way. For more information about Arriva services and to plan your next journey head to www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-west. You can also find out more about Arriva Click here. 

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