Drag queen Buschie Fandango will be one hosting Dundee Pride | Photo: Twitter/Heidi Hayward Northern Angel Photography/@BuschieFandango
The East Coast of Scotland will be breaking out the rainbow flags this weekend as celebrations start for the first ever Dundee Pride.
Officiated over by local drag star Buschie Fandango, the event will kick off on Saturday morning and run throughout the day.
The event will involve a parade and festival in Dundee’s City Square, with festivities taking place outside the city’s iconic Caird Hall.
1 day until @DundeePride 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
— Buschie “Bushy” Fandango (@BuschieFandango) 21 September 2018
For those who looking for a nostalgia fix, the stage performance will feature 90s dance sensation Rozalla (singer of Everybody’s Free), along with Sean Smith and Allan Jay.
The city is also expecting to see over 3,000 people taking part in the traditional march, according to Pink Saltire.
Dundee Pride will be officially opened by one of Scotland’s most prominent LGBTI politicians, Member of Scottish Parliment Joe FitzPatrick.
We’re heading to @DundeePride tomo to march with our 15 metre trans flag! would love to see loads of #trans including #nonbinary pals, as well as our supporters & allies! Come help us carry the flag on the march from 11.00 in City Square, or come say hello at our stall after! pic.twitter.com/TkxV3MuRWp
— Scottish Trans (@ScottishTrans) 21 September 2018
LGBTI venues around the city will also be gearing up for the celebrations.
Local LGBTI bars POUT and Klozet have special guests in attendance, including Charlie Hides from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Livin Joy, Cher In Drag, Nick Shane, Miss Tish Ewe, Reba Martell, Ginger Rogers and Just Jesse.
The Dundee University Students Association will also be hosting a Pride Afterparty.
— Dundee Pride (@DundeePride) 22 September 2018
The Pride march will get underway at 12pm on Dundee’s High Street in the city center, with the festival kicking off at around 1pm.
For more information, check out the official Dundee Pride Facebook page.