PRIDE CYMRU RETURNS TO CARDIFF! WHATS IN STORE for 2018 AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY?!

Written by on 21st August 2018

Pride Cymru is Back! Another August Bank Holiday filled with comedy, rides, live music, roller disco and beach party!

Part of the celebrations will include eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Britney Spears Drag performer by Derrick Barry.

One of the biggest part of Pride Cymru, is of course, the Pride Cymru Parade which will also be taking place!

Just read below to find out all that you need to know about the going’s on…

The lawns outside of Cardiff City Hall, from the 24th August to the 26th is where and when Pride Cymru will take place.

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(Source: Meet In Cardiff, 2018)

What is Pride Cymru?

Well, Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend 2018 intertwines two of the largest events that take place in Cardiff: Cardiff’s Big Weekend and Pride.

Funfair rides, entertainment, amusements, colourful carnival and some of the UK’s largest names in music will all take place in the centre.

If it is anything like the previous years, over 40,000 people are likely to turn up to Pride Cymru during the three days!
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When will Pride Cymru’s 2018 parade take place?

The official Pride parade takes place on the Saturday.

An estimated 10,000 people join together to stroll, walk, march or even run the mile-long distance in the city centre. Equality, difference and diversity is expressed throughout Wales and the city centre as individuals, organisations, groups and families are all welcomed to join in on the parade.

However, the avenue is different compared to last years, as this year’s route will include Westgate Street.

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The parade will include walking groups, vehicles and music that will begin at 11am, with signing up at 9am on North Road.

The Pride parade will then conclude around 12:30pm at the Civic Centre.

NOW, FOR THE HEADLINE ACTS:

Friday –

Singer song-writer Angie Brown and Brit Award- winner Sonique will appear on Friday’s Pride along with 1998 international hit single It Feels Good. This will also be joined by electronic dance music due, Flip ‘n’ Fill.

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Saturday –

X-Factor former contestant Saara Aalto, Britney Spears tribute by Derrick Barry and BBC’S All Together Now’s The Sundaes will perform.

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Sunday –

Best known for her 1990s singles Going Nowhere and Dreams, singer songwriter Gabrielle will perform, along with Bang Bang Romeo, Jess Kemp and OMYO.

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BUT, THERE IS MORE!

You can also expect to see:

Hazell Dean, House of Chords, The South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus, Laura Bannon from The Voice, Night Ride Channy and Gracey Parry.

Chris Hughes, Sum Ting Wong, The Admiral Choir and Kinetic Theatre will also play a part.

There will be tributes of Lady GaGa, Amy Winehouse, Cher and Little Mix too.

Will There Be A Theme?

Yes.

The theme will be #ProudToBeMe this year. The aim for this campaign will be to inspire members of the LGBT community and others to be themselves, have a voice, express their identities and be proud of who they are.

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(Source: Matt Horwood, 2017)

Yet, Pride is for everyone, so glitter, fancy dress, a flag, a onesie or just t-shirt and shorts is ok. There are no rules apart from having fun!

Is Pride Cymru Just for Adults and Teenagers?

No! Pride Cymru is for any individual! Bring whoever you want, kids included. The food, drinks, rides and market stalls are for families as well.

TICKETS!

Friday – £7

Saturday and Sunday – £7

VIP for any of the three days (including a glass of bubbly) – £25

£1.20 fee and VAT will be included.

Click here to buy your tickets online.

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