All Together Now for Liverpool Pride 2018
Liverpool Pride returns to the city centre for a ninth year and with the theme of #AllTogetherNow.
The 2018 event, which attracts tens of thousands of revellers each year, will take place in the new location of Tithebarn Street on the weekend of July 28-29.
Pride is the city’s popular annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ and organisers say the festival theme encompasses all communities.
John Bird, Trustee of Liverpool Pride Charity said: “It’s a momentous year for the city, and we wanted to add to that in the best way Pride possibly could.
“This year's theme can be interpreted in so many different ways; but mostly we see it as all our communities coming together in joint celebration of equality, diversity and visibly demonstrating that no matter what our gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or however a person identifies, we are #AllTogetherNow.
“As well as being the 10 years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, 2018 also marks 10 years since Michael Causer, an 18-year-old young man, tragically lost his life after being victim to a hate crime - we honour him now, as we do every year, as it was this tragedy that was the rallying call for the modern-day Liverpool Pride movement.”
The two-day festival will include the annual Pride march which last year saw 8,000 people take to the city centre streets.
Courtney Act (photo by Magnus Hastings)
Meanwhile Courtney Act, winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2018, will appear at Pride and also at Heaven nightclub during the weekend.
Saturday’s festival programme will focus on the area round Tithebarn Street, which will be closed between the Superlambanana and Moorfields.
The Barclays Main Stage from headline sponsor Barclays will be situated by Superlambanana, while the San Francisco Cabaret Stage hosted by sponsor Manchester Airport will be located in the square between Vernon Street and Cunliffe Street.
On Sunday, July 29, the programme of activities will take place at arts venues across the city, with the central hub at The Bluecoat in School Lane.