Isle of Wight Pride postponed till 18, 19 and 20 August

Graham Robson July 13, 2023

Due to high winds forecast for this weekend, Isle of Wight Pride 2023 has been postponed until August 18, 19 and 20. Isle of Wight Pride returns in August with a weekend event at Eastern GardensRyde Esplanade.

Starting on Friday, August 18 with the Pride Launch Party from 5 – 9pm featuring StarStruck, a Years & Years tribute, plus Gay-Ties Revival Show with DJ. At the event there will be a variety of food and drink served including a newly launched IW Pride Cocktail.

On Saturday, August 19 the Pride Parade will start at 12pm from Ryde School heading down West Street, Lind Street, Union Street, along the Esplanade until it reaches the Pride Community Village in Eastern Gardens. Entertainment on the main stage will be hosted by Island drag sensation Quivers and boasts a fabulous variety of acts including Christavie Francisco, Solent Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton drag queens Raiine and Glew, MDNA – Madonna Tribute, Cherry Liquor, Diva-Licious ’90s show, star of The Voice UK, Amrick Channa, and a DJ set from Woody Cook starting at 9pm.The Pride Community Village will be open all day from 12pm on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16  including bars, a range of food stalls, local business and charity stalls and the all new Selfie Island featuring the Pride Unicorns!

Pride Plus, on Sunday, August 20, will start at 12pm in Eastern Gardens with all day entertainment including performances from local theatre groups and singers, Kylie and Dolly Parton tributes, burlesque, drag and a Promise Ceremony.

Isle of Wight Pride 2023 is a FREE event and open to all.Organisers say: “This event champions the importance of equality and diversity by highlighting the advances that have been made for the LGBTQ+ community in the UK and around the world, whilst also raising awareness of the prejudice and danger that many still face. Isle of Wight Pride is open for all to enjoy who share our vision for a world in which people can be their authentic selves with no fear of censure, judgement, inequality, or abuse, proving that ‘Love Wins.’”

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