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Bristol Pride announces its first wave of acts for 2018 festival

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Bristol Pride in 2017 (Photo: Bristol Pride)

Organizers of Bristol Pride in the UK have announced the first wave of artists and events for this year’s festival.

Bristol Pride has consistently grown in size and stature year on year. The 2018 event will see the festival expanding to a full two weeks of events across the city, in the west of England, to celebrate Pride.

This year’s event is scheduled to run from 2-15 July. The main Pride Day festival will take place on Saturday 14 July on the Bristol Harbourside, with the festival taking place across the Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, and We The Curious’ Millennium Square.


Republica (Photo: Bristol Pride)

Acts confirmed to appear include Britpop veterans Republica, fronted by singer Saffron (of Ready to Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous fame), N-Trance front singer Kelly Llorenna (Set Me Free), former X Factor contestant Lloyd Daniels, Laurent John and electro-pop duo Avec Sans. There will also be Pink and Madonna tribute acts.

In addition to the main stage, there will be a dedicated cabaret stage and Dance Performance stage.

The Dance Stage at the 2017 Bristol Pride festival

The Dance Stage at the 2017 Bristol Pride festival (Photo: Neil James Brain)

Two weeks of events

Pride Day will start with the Parade march that will depart from Castle Park at 11am and will snake its way around the city with a giant 50 metre rainbow flag. Organizers are hoping to exceed the 7,000 people who took part in last’s parade.

The day will conclude with a big party at Bristol’s 02 Academy featuring severall LGBTI club promotions. This will include Don’t Tell Your Mother, KIKI and London clubbers Savage Disco.

Other events included in the two-week schedule include the return of the Pride Dog Show, a 24-hour LGBTI game jam and a circus evening. Poetry, comedy nights and Pride Film Festival also feature.

Entry to Pride Day is by a suggested donation of £3. Bristol Pride also offers a £5 supporter wristband. This entitles holders to all-day free travel with First Bus, money off the onsite bars, and £1 journeys with Bristol Ferrys, in addition to other fantastic offers.

For more information on artists, events and supporter wristbands including a very limited number of VIP tickets visit

Gay Star News is a media partner of Bristol Pride

See also

When is Pride? Check out our international Pride calendar 2018

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