Birmingham Pride returns to the city this weekend.
The annual event attended by more than 75,000 people will take place in the coming days.
Steps and Becky Hill are among the artists performing at Birmingham Pride in 2022.
A number of other artists and performers are also set to appear throughout the weekend.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Birmingham Pride, with the first event taking place in 1997.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event:
When is Birmingham Pride?
The Pride event in Birmingham will take place this weekend.
It will take place from Saturday (September 24) to Sunday (September 25).
A free community event will take place on Friday, September 23.
The Pride Parade will begin gathering at 11 a.m. and begin moving through town at noon.
Where is the pride of Birmingham?
The Pride Parade, which is one of the biggest events of the weekend, will begin at Centenary Square (Broad Street) and end at the Hurst Street LGBTQ+ Village.
Smithfield Live will host many live performances throughout the weekend, just ‘yards’ from the LGBTQ+ village.
It will host the Main Stage, the legendary Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage, the Dance Arena as well as street food stalls and community stalls.
The area around Hurst Street, just down from the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, Bromsgrove Street and surrounding streets will host the Birmingham Pride ‘Street Party’.
What is the Birmingham Pride Parade route?
The parade route is as follows:
- Centennial Square (Broad Street)
- Paradise Circus Tramway
- new street
- turn left onto High Street
- turn right onto Carrs Lane
- turn right onto Moor Street Queensway / St.Martins Queensway
- Little Queensway Creek
- turn left onto Hurst Street
- vehicle entrances turn right onto Thorpe Street
Do you need tickets?
The Pride Parade is free for everyone, as is the Friday Community Event.
However, you will need tickets to access the Street Party or Smithfield Live.
Weekend tickets start at £67 each and go up to £155 for the VIP package.
Day tickets are also available for Saturday and Sunday.
The prices are as follows:
- On The Day – giving access to street party and Smithfield Live – £55 each for Saturday or Sunday
- Daytime Circle – as above but also includes Front Stage Inner Circle and Priority Bar – £75
- VIP by day – full VIP package – £100 for Saturday or Sunday
- Street Party – £25 per day
What are the live performance times?
Birmingham Pride live music times have been confirmed.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the following numbers will perform:
- Sabrina Washington
- House Gospel Choir
- Becky Hill
- Charlie Boon & Rileasa Slaves
- Luck DJ and neat MC
- Joe Hunt
- Kele Le Roc & Lisa Maffia
- Just Soria
Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage
- son of tutu
- Don One
- Single 88
- Ky Kelly
- Lola Lasagna
- strange sounds
- Toby Corton
- DJ Ritu and his friends
- Baby D
- Phats & Smalls
- no trance
- lively joy
- S Club Allstars
- Tia Kofi
Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage
- Louis Cyfer
- Yshee Black
- Andy Crosby as Elton John
- David Dale
- Brenda Labeau
- Rachel Hawnt as Cher
- Vicky Jackson as P!NK
Times are approximate and the program is subject to change.