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Pride Cymru is back with a star-studded line up for 2022
- Pride Cymru Parade kicks off the Bank Holiday weekend with City Centre spectacle
- Headline acts including Melanie C, Boney M, Bimini and Radio 1’s Adele Roberts
- New youth area launching, alongside returning family, faith and Deaf Pride Cymru areas
Pride Cymru is returning with a bang this month with the Spice Girls’ Melanie C, Drag Race star Bimini and the legends Boney M headlining the Admiral Main Stage.
They will join stars including Victoria Stone, Adele Roberts, Booty Luv and Mary Mac who will bring a jam-packed line up of festival entertainment across three stages on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August at the City Hall site.
The weekend’s celebrations kick-off with the Pride Cymru parade, which this year celebrates 50 years since the first-ever Pride march in the UK. The parade, sponsored by S4C, will see over 15,000 people walk the historic route from the Capitol shopping centre before heading along Queen Street. Members of the public are invited to watch and celebrate all the participants.
Melanie C, Pride’s Saturday headliner, said “I can’t wait to return to Wales and celebrate this year’s Pride Cymru with Wales’ LGBTQ+ communities. Performing in Wales has always been memorable and this year, on such an important anniversary, it will be no exception!”
The Pride Festival will also boast a Dance Area with an incredible line-up of DJs including Leonce, Alex Selio, and Esther Taylor, alongside the Community Stage hosting the best of local talent with drag performances from Adam All & Apple.
Brand new for 2022 is the Youth Area delivered in partnership with Welsh Youth Services, Child Friendly Wales and LGBTQ+ youth groups including Impact LGBT+, Goodvibes and Constellation. The Area includes a chill-out space as well as games and activities.
This will join the popular Family Area, sponsored this year by Circle IT, which is back and bigger than ever, with both areas providing a variety of entertainment and activities across the weekend.
Also returning for 2022 is Deaf Pride Cymru, who have a vibrant line-up and entertainment over the weekend and the Faith Tent, which will provide a multi-faith area and host a range of talks and panel discussions.
Gian Molinu, Chair of Pride Cymru said “After two interrupted years, we are delighted to be celebrating Pride Cymru 2022 in person. On the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, we want to celebrate our communities, but also show how much is still needed in a society where hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community are on the rise, with our trans community particularly under attack.
“We can’t wait to bring everyone back together over the Bank Holiday weekend and reconnect altogether.”
The parade is inclusive and accessible to all, starting at 11am from Windsor Place, near the Capitol Centre. The full route will be available on the Pride Cymru website.
Gates to Pride Cymru will open on the City Hall site from midday on Saturday 27th August, and Sunday 28th August.
Standard adult entry tickets are £15 per day, with children’s tickets (5-14) £5 per day. Under 5s do not need to purchase a ticket. You can also purchase VIP package tickets are £30 per day.
To secure your tickets, see the full line up, or find more information, head to: www.pridecymru.com.