This year Reading celebrates its 15th annual Pride on the 1st September. Here is everything you need to know.
To celebrate LGBTQ life in Reading, there will be a family-friendly day event on the 1st September in the city of Reading. The day event takes place on King’s Meadow.
Is there a Parade for Reading Pride?
The parade official marks the start of Reading Pride as it flows through the streets of Reading.The Parade starts at Queens Walk (between Broad Street Mall and Penta Hotel).
Meeting from 10:30am, the Parade will be setting off at 11:15am in Queens Walk (between Broad Street Mall and Penta Hotel) it will then turn right onto Oxford Road, cross St Mary’s Butts into Broad Street. The march will go all the way down Broad Street and turn left into Market Square and follow the road round to The Forbury where the parade will go into Forbury Gardens. It will then exit Forbury Gardens cross Forbury Road and head under the railway line, right into Napier Road and then along the river to the Pride site entrance.
Is Reading Pride free to attend?
Reading Pride’s day event is completely free to attend. The pride takes place on King’s Meadow in Reading, off Napier Road. It is a short walk from Reading Station. Reading Pride is a free event but the organisers encourage a donation of £2 to help keep it free. You can also buy tickets for the PridePlus experience. Check out the details here. Book your tickets here.
Who is performing at Reading Pride?
There’s a whole host of performers at Reading’s pride. Headlining the mainstage is LGBT ally, Tara McDonald, who’s hit “My My My” became an instance club success in the mid noughties. Also performing are Asifa Lahore, Thames Valley Gay Chorus, Richard von Wild, Nick Shane and the Rising Sons, Sum Ting Wong, Charlie Moss, Lots Holloway, Callum Foad, Mama G and Miss DQ.
Check out the details here