UK Pride 2020, organised by leading LGBTQ+ charity Northern Pride, is set to launch at a glittering party at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on Saturday, February 1 from 7.30pm.
Sponsored by the I-Stage Group, an ambitious six-month programme of events across the region will be announced, including performance nights, panel discussions, pop up exhibitions and more; BeScene dancers, Poke DJs, cabaret artist Melody Sproates and I-Stage duo He Knows She Knows will provide the evening’s entertainment.
Ste Dunn, chair of Northern Pride, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing UK Pride to the North East this summer and we are working tirelessly to make this year our best yet.
“The launch party is like nothing we’ve done before and we have some amazing performers lined up.
“We’ve got a huge range of activities planned for both the festival weekend in July and the lead-up to the event and we’ve really strived to create a diverse series with something for everyone to enjoy.”
Paul Waite, director of the I-Stage Group, added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Northern Pride again to help launch this year’s UK Pride.
“Northern Pride are big supporters of local talent and many of our artists have performed on the main stage in previous years.
“It’s certain to be a great night and we are looking forward to seeing what they have planned for rest of the countdown.”
Tickets cost £10, which includes free entry to the Pink Room for an after party, and are available here
Sponsored by Barclays, UK Pride 2020 will take place at Newcastle’s Town Moor from July 17-19. For more information about Northern Pride see thier website here or search northernprideuk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.