Liverpool’s annual pride takes place this weekend and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Everything you need to know about Liverpool Pride

Liverpool Pride burst onto the scene in 2010, where it attracted over 20,000 people. Now over 75,000 people are expected to attend the annual event, which is spread over two days. The organisers of this year’s event have decided that the theme is International Love. The pride itself takes place on this weekend to coincide with the anniversary of murdered gay teen, Michael Causer.

What time is Liverpool Pride parade?

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As is now traditional, Liverpool Pride kicks off with a march through the city’s centre, beginning at St George’s Hall at noon on Saturday.

The annual pride march takes place on the 29th July and is the most visible aspect of the two-day festival. Following speeches, the march will leave St Georges Plateau at 12 pm, participants are encouraged to gather from 10.30am to hear a range of speakers and entertainment and dress up to embrace the International Love theme.

The march will return to St Georges Plateau at 1 pm and the celebrations begin with a jam-packed programme of entertainment across three stages.

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Who is performing on Liverpool Pride’s main stage?

This year Atomic Kitten will be headlining the event and they will be joined by a whole host of acts, including, the First Lady of House Music, Kym Mazelle who pioneered the introduction of house music to the UK. The nineties’ pop sensations Livin’ Joy will also appear as well as reality TV star Austin Armacost who will host the stage. Also appearing on the Barclays Main Stage; Danny Beard, The Vivienne, Benjamin Butch, The Lotharios, Jason Dignam, Jess Kemp, Brenda La Beau and Jan George plus many more.

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On Sunday, X Factor’s Marcus Collins will be headlining on stage and will appear alongside, BBC’s Let It Shine boy band, 5 to 5.

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Need any more info? Head over to the Liverpool Pride website. You can also check out our full bar and club listings for the Liverpool gay scene.