2014 ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND!
AS the Giants leave
Liverpool after a mind-blowing weekend, another huge weekend is
planned this Saturday, 2 August 2014, as the City will be transformed in to
a magical Fairy Tale kingdom with the arrival of Liverpool Pride
2014. Princes, Princesses, White Knights and Fairy Godmothers from
the LGBT community and beyond will come together for a day of music,
performance, festival fun and community spirit. Pride revellers will
be treated to a whole host of top performances across the
Waterfront, Stanley Street and Garlands and G-Bar stages.
With a stellar line-up already confirmed, Liverpool Pride have now
added a spectacular comedy line-up with a hilarious array of
comedians performing in the Trans* Tent from 6pm. Organisers are
delighted to welcome some truly funny women to this year's Pride
event with 3 of the acts being past winners and finalists of the
Funny Women Awards, including Debra Jane Appelby, Julie Jepson and
Suzy Bennett and completing the line-up is multi-faceted, operatic
comedian Jayde Adams who has just won her way into the final of this
year's Funny Women Awards.
There will be a free, Community
and Trans* Friendly area at the festival in association with Movema
crammed with entertainment for those not wishing to pay to visit the
main stages, but still want to enjoy and remain part of the
festivities. It will host a wealth of entertainment and activities
including music from the LGBT Choir, Comedy Pride, a stylish Cat
Walk show, a market with stalls to stock up on souvenirs, gifts and
mementos, food and drink stalls, information stalls,
adrenaline pumping fairground rides, a dance and active zone and a
Trans* friendly area for the Trans* community and their allies. The
Trans* Friendly Area will be hosting a variety of Trans* related
talks and events including All about Trans* Talk, April Ashley
Guided Tour of Museum of Liverpool, Q and A: 'everything you
wanted to know about Trans* people but were afraid to ask', Transphobic
Crime Talk from Tracy O'Hara of SIGMA and Make-Up demonstrations
from the Makeover Rooms.
For music fans, this year's event has an incredible line-up of
performances across 3 stages.
Headlining the Waterfront Stage is the fabulous Katy B who will be
performing at 1.30pm. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with
'Katy on a Mission' and a career that's growing from strength to
strength with hit singles '5AM' and 'Crying For
No Reason' Katy B
makes her way to Liverpool for her first Pride performance. Gates to
the Waterfront stage will open at 11am so get there early to see
Katy B live on stage!
In a Liverpool Pride exclusive, Ashleigh Gray and Samuel Edwards,
the brand new stars of the record breaking Wicked UK tour, will
perform together for the very first time. Singing iconic numbers
such as the show-stopping Defying Gravity, the appearance will give
audiences a preview of what to expect when the global musical
phenomenon flies into the Liverpool Empire Theatre for a strictly
limited four-week run from 16 September 2014.
The Waterfront Stage will also have fantastic performances from
Heather Small of M People, Radio City 96.7's Claire Simmo, House of
Suarez, Watchtower, Audio Zero, Sam Cottrell, Ukebox and Doodah
Also on this incredible line-up ABBA GOLD, Kylie-a-like and Sam Fox
alongside DJ Ellie Phillips, Killa Sista, Jes Stretton, Edge of
Eden, DJ Lee Butler, My Forever and MiC Lowry will keep crowds
entertained at the Waterfront Stage throughout the whole day.
This year's Stanley Street Stage
will be hosted by Paul German, Calvin Fox, Baby Jai, Leanne Campbell
and Pete Price with fabulous performances from 80's Scouse
Songstress Sonia, Navy Bar, Pink, Heaven, House of Suarez,
Masquerade, Superstar Boudoir's Vivienne and Sista Luv. Joining
these Liverpool Pride favourites will be DJ Danny Kay, Lisbon,
Flick/Jupiter's, DJ Lee Butler, Cindy Crystelle, Danielle and Jonathan
Graham and Carly Grimes/Kev McGowan. There will also be performances
from S'Evere, Toni Nesbitt, Boutique, Nikki Belle and DJ Mark
Armstrong to keep the party going!
Finally, the Garlands and G-Bar Stage will host back to back DJ sets
from Garlands and G-Bar's biggest and best resident DJs, keeping the
party vibe going from 2pm until 11pm! Garlands and G-Bar legends
Andy Mac, Anthony Armstrong, Dave Bennett, Dave Booth, John Hooper,
Les Calvert, Lil Jon and Mr. X will perform on this non-stop stage
of music, entertaining crowds with the biggest and freshest tunes
and keep the magical party spirits going till late into the night!
As always the day's events will kick off with the free Pride March
and organisers want to make 2014's the biggest yet; be sure to join
the celebration of Liverpool's LGBT culture and community and
support the campaign for equality, acceptance and freedom.
To participate in this year's march, register
Organisers ask those wanting to take part in the march to meet at St
George's Plateau from 11am, on Saturday, 2 August 2014. From here the
muster will include speeches from the Lord Mayor Erica Kemp and
Liverpool Pride board members along with some great entertainment to
start the celebratory proceedings. Merseyside police are requesting
that participants respect the right for others to protest without
After leaving St Georges Plateau, the march will proceed along Lime
Street before taking in Queen Square Bus Station and Whitechapel,
then making its way along Lord Street and North John Street, turning
down James Street, crossing The Strand over Mann Island and landing
in front of the Waterfront Stage at the Pier Head, where the
afternoon's entertainment will begin.
Tickets for the main staged areas are priced at £8 advanced and can
be exchanged for wristbands at the entrances to both the Pier Head
site and Stanley Street Quarter sites on the day. For those that
haven't got tickets, there will be a ticket booth on the plateau to
purchase them on the day for £11.
Liverpool Pride have also introduced a new Golden Circle VIP ticket,
priced at £20 each (additional £12 to upgrade if already purchased)
- Golden Circle tickets are strictly limited to provide the very
best Pride experience and jumping all the queues. You will get the
best access and views of the Main Stage area and access to your very
own washrooms and Golden Circle bar.
This year marks the 5th anniversary for Liverpool Pride, which was
established in 2010 and takes place each year to coincide with the
date of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer 6 years ago. This year
Liverpool Pride falls on the exact date of Michael's death, making
the march particularly poignant as we celebrate his life. Last
year's Pride event was a huge success with around 65,000 people
enjoying the day including 6,000 marching in the parade and 20,000
spectators lining the City centre streets to cheer them on. This
year organisers are hoping for the biggest turn out to date in
support and celebration of LGBT culture.
To avoid the queue's on the day you are able to purchase your
Liverpool Pride tickets in advance, available at the Liverpool Pride
website and from the Ticket Quarter box office.
Ticket Prices:- Advanced tickets £8 and £11 on the day. (No booking
Fees, a handling charge may apply of £2.25 per transaction)
Golden Circle VIP tickets are £20 each (additional £12 to upgrade if
For tickets book online or call the Liverpool Pride Ticket Hotline
on 0844 8000 509. Tickets also available in person at TicketQuarter,
Queen Square, Liverpool.
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liverpoolpride.co.uk, @LiverpoolPride on
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