LCR Pride excited as more Pride in Liverpool details announced

Liverpool Pride at the Pier Head
Liverpool Pride at the Pier Head -Credit:Andrew Teebay

The organisation behind Pride in Liverpool has said it is “looking forward to a successful weekend” after new details have been revealed.

What is expected to be the biggest turnout since LCR Pride Foundation’s inception in 2019, thousands of people are expected to descend on the city for a weekend of celebration and protest.

The annual event will be spread throughout the last full week in July with the main march and headline acts taking place on Saturday, July 27.

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Now, fresh plans have been revealed for the centre stage at the Pier Head in two months. time

This year, the planned route will get underway at St George’s Hall Plateau at 12 pm. The procession will then move through the city centre and the Pride Quarter before making its way to the Waterfront.

An application for the main event stage and surrounding traders has been submitted to Liverpool Council giving the new details on this year’s set-up. LCR Pride Foundation - which runs the celebrations - is seeking to obtain a premises licence that would allow the sale of alcohol from 9 am to 22.59 pm for the duration of the event.

Similar terms would be sought for the performance of films, plays, live music, recorded music and dance. The hours of operation for the public would be from 7 am to 11.59 pm.

LCR Pride Foundation's CEO Andi Herring
LCR Pride Foundation's CEO Andi Herring -Credit:Andy Green

Andi Herring, CEO at LCR Pride Foundation, told the ECHO: "As with every year, we operate the Pride in Liverpool event site with the licences and permits that ensure we are a responsible event organiser and meet our duties in respect to licencing legislation.

“With some new additions both in festival days and the boundaries of the site, this year we have consolidated this year's plans and future-proofed vision into one new application to ensure best value for the charity and ensure we don't have to re-submit an application each year going forward as plans get tweaked.

“From an activity perspective and for stakeholders around the site the activity remains largely the same which they saw in 2022 with the main stage and 2023 with the community-based zones.

“Alcohol zones remain only on the main Pier Head. We're pleased to have a successful and positive working relationship with all stakeholders on site and look forward to a successful Pride in Liverpool weekend.”

It was confirmed in April an ensemble of star LGBT+ artists and an orchestra will take to the stage to perform the best Pride anthems of the last 50 years as part of Pride Classical. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 4 Winner and Halewood-born drag artist Danny Beard is set to host and will be supported by Jerry Springer The Musical’s Alison Jiear

Last week, Eurovision winner Katrina, formerly of Katrina and the Waves, was announced as the headline act for the mainstage on July 27. The American singer, known for her vocals on Walking on Sunshine and Going Down to Liverpool, will be performing on the city's waterfront on the main stage - with the annual march and festival remaining free for all to attend.

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