Leeds Pride is the largest LGBT pride event in West Yorkshire, with crowds of over 40,000 gathering annually for this important cultural and political celebration. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016 with Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond, former Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke providing top class entertainment, 2018 is set to see Leeds Pride set the city alight once more with its huge parade and main stage performers. Keep tabs on the official website for details of the line-up as they’re released.
Leeds Pride takes place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017 in the city centre. The entertainment begins at 12pm with live music and speakers on the main stage in Millennium Square with the parade kicking off at 2pm. Live music will also be taking place on the stage in Lower Briggate in the heart of Leeds’ gay area and the street party will go on until the early hours of the morning. There will additionally be a market at Leeds City Museum with various stallholders from the City Council providing free information and advice to attendees. If you’re planning on attending Leeds Pride, you can travel there by train to Leeds Station or take a coach from any of the UK’s main towns. If you’re flying in for the event, the nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport with services from many European cities.
As with many of the events at Pride, the parade is free to attend. However, certain activities, such as the numerous Pride after-parties are ticketed and we would advise getting your tickets early. As with last year’s event, 2018 will feature a family and children’s area, funfair, dedicated women’s area and a chill out zone if you need a bit of a break from the partying. You can view the full programme of events at the official website.
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While you’re in Leeds, make sure you find time to see some of the great historic and natural sights of the area, including: Kirkstall Abbey, Tropical World and The Royal Armouries. Why not take a cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool canal.
To find out more information about Leeds Pride, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to check out the official programme of events, find out the official Leeds Pride 2018 line-up and see a full list of all of the pride parties.