This year Bournemouth’s Pride Festival ‘Bourne Free’ will take place from 12th until 14th July 2019.
Now in it’s 15th year this annual LGBT festival is a celebration of all diversities that live in Bournemouth, attracting thousands of visitors keen to soak up the colourful atmosphere and join in the fun.
Every year the organisers choose a different theme with the theme for 2019 being “paint the world with your pride”
One of the big highlights of the festival is the parade which features a range of colourful floats, with music and dancing.
The parade starts at East Overcliff Drive at 11.00am, and will go along the East Cliff, past Russell Cotes, along Westover Road and Gervis Place, across Richmond Hill to Bourne Avenue, around the Town Hall, through the Square past the Obscura Café and up to the Triangle.
Any Dance Groups, Organisations, Charities, Businesses or individuals wishing to join the Parade can do so by completing the relevant application form on the Bourne Free website and returning it to the organisers.
The fun will then continue at The Triangle which will feature a main stage with some fantastic acts plus there’s free family entertainment with singers and bands in the Lower Gardens Bandstand.
The Triangle arena will be a ticketed event on Saturday. Wristbands are required for this event and are only available to those over the age of 18. Valid photo ID maybe required when entering the arena. Acts announced for this year include Shane Lynch (Boyzone) with MC Big Ben, Mutya Buena (Sugababes), Alison Limerick, ABZ (from 5ive), Big Brovaz & Booty Luv, Brandon Block (DJ), Sam Callahan (X-Factor finalist), P?NK, The Songbirds, Vileda Moppe, Dave Lynn, Lucinda Lashes, Cosmic, Miss Jason, George Redwood, Natalie Lomax and headlining is Sharon Needles (Ru Paul Season 4 Winner). Tickets can be purchased online at www.bournefree.co.uk/wristbands/
Plus also expect the local gay pubs and clubs to join in the fun with many offering special promotions and special guests.
There will also be entertainment in The Triangle on Friday night from 5.00pm till 11.00pm which is FREE and open to all ages, so bring your family down for the open air showing on the big screen and great entertainment on stage!
And Sunday sees a Sunday service by The Metropolitan Community Church Service followed by Coffee & Cake at Flirt Cafe Bar.
More details to follow shortly but here’s what we know so far…
Friday 12th July
From 5.00pm a fun filled FREE evening kicks off at The Triangle. Enjoy a family-friendly movie, under the stars, appropriate for all ages or sing along with the great entertainment live on stage. There will be plenty for the children to do including face painting, a bouncy castle and FREE candy floss & popcorn!
Saturday 13th July
From 12.30pm to 4.30pm there will be an afternoon of entertainment, stalls and activities for everyone in the Lower Gardens. This is FREE to attend.
From 12.00 noon at The Triangle will be an afternoon and evening full of some fantastic acts as mentioned above. This is over 18’s only and is a ticketed event. Wristbands can be bought from bournefree.co.uk. Advanced online tickets cost £15.00 before raising to the standard price of £17.50. Wristbands can also be purchased on the day (subject to availability) for £20.00.
- Event Date(s)12 July 2019-14 July 2019
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