Bournemouth is to play host to its 13th annual pride event, Bourne Free.
Here’s everything you need to know about one of South England’s biggest pride festivals, Bourne Free.
This year’s Bourne Free is set to take part from the 30th June and the 2nd July and will centre around two areas, the lower gardens near Bournemouth’s seafront and The Triangle. As always, the organisers have chosen a theme for the festival and this year’s theme is Superheroes.
Where does the Parade start?
The Bourne Free parade, is free to watch and starts on East Overcliff Drive.
Once the parade begins it travels down Bath Road, onto Westover Road, onto Hinton, Yelverton, St, Stephen’s Braidley, Bourne Avenue on to Avenue Road and finally ending at Bournemouth’s famous Triangle.
What time does the Bournemouth Pride start?
The beginning time of the parade is 11:00 AM on East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AF. The route takes an hour.
Where is everything happening?
During the Saturday, the main events take place in the Lower Gardens and in the Triangle.
In the Lower Gardens, there will be stalls and entertainment from the bandstand from 12:30 until 4:30 PM and is hosted once again by Lea Martin and is joined by the drag queen, Sheila Tackya.
On Saturday night entertainment moves to The Triangle and requires wristbands.
The triangle will the epicentre of entertainment on Saturday night with entertainment provided by singer, Heather Small, Livin’ Joy, Phats and Small, DJ Brandon Block and House power vocalist Angie Brown.
You need a wristband to enter the Triangle on Saturday night. You can buy them at the entrance.