In The South

Pride Glasgow 2016: Scotland’s largest celebration of LGBT+ equality

Gary Hart August 11, 2016

Pride Glasgow Festival is the highlight of the year for many LGBT+ people in Scotland and takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday August 21.


Organisers are expecting over 12,000 people with plenty of entertainment to get excited about, as well as a serious message on education.

Highlights include the Parade, a great mainstage line-up including TOPLOADER and STOOSHE, as well as Pride Active by LEAP Sports, the ever-popular Dog Show, Community Expo and Pride Market. There will also be a Fairground and a Youth Zone for 13-25 year olds.

New for 2016 is the Festival Family Area, a smoke and alcohol-free zone with plenty to entertain under 13s including a Harry Potter-style owl show, visits from Dora the Explorer and the Minions and free face-painting.

For more information on all the events and areas of the Festival site, click here:


The festival isn’t only about fun and a safe environment for LGBTI people to relax and be themselves. It’s also about messages and education.

The Parade campaign this year is Inclusive Education and Pride Glasgow have joined up with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to ensure that all schools in Scotland are offering an LGBTI+ inclusive education.

For more information about TIE, click here:


This year’s festival theme is Be Yourself and using the hashtag #gaunyerselfie (a play on Gaun Yersel, a Scottish/Glasgow slang word for expressing yourself) encourages everyone to be themselves at Pride.

This year’s Pride Glasgow is sponsored by The Polo Lounge, Scotland’s biggest LGBT+ venue. Money raised from sponsorship, ticket sales and donations goes to support the Pride Fund, a Pride Glasgow Community fund aimed at supporting Glasgow’s LGBT+ communities at the grassroots.

The festival also has over 200 volunteers helping in different roles throughout the weekend, which is delivered thanks to the year round volunteer engagement programme Pride Life. 

Event: Pride Glasgow

Where: Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, G1 5DB

When: August, 20 – 21 2016

Time: 12 noon – 10pm (Saturday); 12 noon – 8pm (Sunday)

Cost: Advance Weekend Tickets: £12: Day Tickets: £8: Under 13s: FREE:13-17 year olds: £5: Pride Pass VIP ticket: £60

For more information about Pride Glasgow, click here: