It’s Never too Early to get Ready for Bristol Pride

We know it’s the New Year (hope you had a great one!) but we know how quickly summer plans can creep up. Not sure what you’re doing this summer? We have two words for you- Bristol Pride. Not only that, but we’ve got everything you need to know about Bristol Pride 2023 right here, enjoy!

If you don’t know what the deal is with Bristol Pride, let us catch you up. Bristol Pride is a huge pride festival in the UK, with 19,000 people joining the parade last year and 40,000 at the main festival. Like we said, it’s big. They have incredible artists at the festival, as well as other pride events in the weeks running up to the parade, so we reckon you should make your New Year’s resolution getting yourself to Bristol Pride this year!

Here are the deets:

So, key dates for your diaries: Bristol Pride Festival will run 26th June – 9th July, with the Pride Day Festival taking place on the 8th July. Pride Day itself is a donation entry, which means people who may need to attend Pride the most can still join if they can’t necessarily afford it. However, if you can afford to support Bristol Pride, Supporter Wristbands start at just £7 and include dedicated Pride Shuttle Buses and money off drinks at the onsite bars – so you’re basically sorted! These wristbands, as well as other wristbands, are available now and can be purchased here.

Bristol Pride parade with the words 'Entry Wristbands Available Now'
Get your wristbands now!

Lineup-wise, it’s still all very hush-hush but we know we’re in for something incredible. In the past, lineeups have included Carly Rae Jepsen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race Uk and USA.

Festival not really your vibe? The Bristol Pride March is free for members of the public to join and walk in to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout the city. If you’re part of a business that might want to take part in the march, you can book this through their website here.

Bristol Pride 2022: Parade March, Bristol City Centre
Bristol Pride 2022: Parade March, Bristol City Centre

If you can’t make Pride Day itself, don’t worry! The Bristol Pride team have already announced that they’re going to be running a load of cool events across the city in the two weeks running up to Pride Day. This year, these will include some favourites such as a Pride Comedy Night, Pride Dog Show (definitely adding that one to our list!), and Theatre performances, as well as a variety of workshops and meet-ups.

If, like us, you already can’t wait, you can follow all the Bristol Pride news on their website, or Twitter . Can’t wait for Pride to start celebrating? Check out our Pride inspired nails so you can start celebrating right now!

Team Nonchalant x

Robyn Hill
Robyn Hill

Robyn is a nerd currently studying Creative Writing in Bournemouth and figuring out ways to always bring cats into conversations. She can usually be found stuffing too many books into a fraying tote bag and asking for alternative milk in her hot chocolates.

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