In The South

Newcastle Pride confirms full line-up

Besi Besemar July 2, 2018

Newcastle Pride unveils a packed musical line-up for one of the UK’s largest LGBT festival later this month.

S Club
S Club

NEWCASTLE Pride, organised by LGBT charity, Northern Pride, is this year taking place at a new location of Nuns Moor Park on, July 20-22.

Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will be headlining the festival on Saturday, July 21, where she will be joined by The Voice star Jordan Gray, DJ Michael Maddison, Lorraine Crosby and the winners of local talent competitions, The Voice of Pride, Becca Richardson and Drag Idol, Gladys Duffy.

Earlier in the day, the crowd can enjoy performances from All Together Now favourite Michael Rice, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Jamie Lee Harrison, mime artist Melody, LGBT choir Northern Voices, and Whickham School LGBT group, the Rainbow Society.

Gareth Gates
Gareth Gates

Sunday July 22 will be headlined by 90s pop group S Club, DJ Cris Howe, cabaret club Boulevard, West End leading man Gareth Gates, X Factor duos Jack and Joel and He Knows She Knows and JODI.

Boulevard favourite and queen of comedy, Miss Rory, will be hosting all weekend, with coverage from Pride World Radio throughout the day.

Stephen Willis, festival director of Newcastle Pride, said: “We have a fantastic line-up across both days of the festival and with the addition of the big top tent, it’s certain to be an incredible event.

“There is so much to see and do, from the parade to the various zones on site so whether you’re attending with your friends or your family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

The weekend starts with the Launch Party on Friday, July 20, organised by Geordie Moor, where Steps and the Vengaboys will perform at the paid-for, ticketed concert.

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On Saturday the annual Pride Parade will start from Newcastle Civic Centre at noon and  make its way to the festival site at Nuns Moor Park.

The weekend will end on a point of reflection on Sunday with the Candlelit Vigil at 9pm at Newcastle Civic Centre.

Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke

As well as the main stage entertainment, there are various zones and refreshment stalls on site over the weekend, including the Steve Paske Health Zone, the Tesco Bank Family Zone, a funfair, market stalls and an array of food and drink bars.

The festival is free to attend but for those wishing to guarantee prime viewing spots a number of Golden Circle and VIP tickets are available.

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