CREDIT: TheGayUK

Thousands of people are expected to take part in this year’s Birmingham Pride. Here’s all the latest information to help you make the most of your day.

What Time Does Birmingham Pride Start

The parade for Birmingham Pride starts at 12.00pm (noon) on Saturday 28th May and will be setting off from Victoria Square. It is expected that from start to finish the walking time of the parade is 45 minutes. However the parade itself will take much longer than that because of the number of people involved with this year’s festivities.

What’s the Birmingham Pride Parade Route.

After setting off from Victoria Square the parade will then venture down New Street and left onto High street. It will then turn right at Carrs Lane and right again on to Smallbrook Queensway. The parade will then turn left onto Hurst Street until it reaches the Pride festival site.

Motorists should expect road closures and longer waiting times than usual in the city centre  and it is best to avoid the areas around Hurst Street and Victoria Square.

The Festival

The Pride festival kicks off from 12:45PM until 12:00AM and then from 1PM till midnight on Sunday. Entry to the festival is by wristband only. After 8pm only attendees over the age of 18 will be permitted to enter the festival area. Under 18s already within the site are permitted to stay, but if they leave they will not be allowed reentry.

You can still watch the parade if you don’t have a wristband.

To buy a wristband click here.

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Tickets cost £40.00 for a weekend pass or £25.00 for Saturday or £25.00for Sunday.

Concessions are priced at £20.00

Who’s Performing At Birmingham Pride?

Fleur East, Katy B, Lawson, Liberty X and Lucy Spraggan are just some of the names confirmed to perform on the Saturday. Sunday’s performers are confirmed to include Andy Bell, DJ Fresh, Lisa Stansfield, MNEK, Blonde, Vengaboys, Karen Harding and Stooshe

Where to stay?

TheGayUK recommends both the Hotel Du Vin and La Tour Hotel.