We know that there may be some questions about this (and next) year’s festival and how we’ve reached our decision on the format.
We hope that these FAQs cover everything that you need to know ahead of Bristol Pride Festival 2021.
Financially it was too risky to have an event on The Downs so close to the government’s easing on 21st June. Any delays to that date could affect our event and the council were unable to provide us with a later date in the year and any cancellations would have a huge (and unrecoverable) financial impact on us.
The Downs can only happen when we are “back to normal” and we expect to return there in 2022!
Sadly Covid-19 rates in Bristol are significantly rising and as such we have taken the decision to postpone the Day event and the Parade March for a time when it will be safer to hold them.
The Parade March will also be postponed and will not take place in July. We will announce new dates as we know them.
As nightclubs are not allowed to open yet due to the extension of lockdown restrictions our Official Afterparty has been cancelled. Some partner events continue as seated events.
The Cabaret Night will be a fully seated and ticketed event which has a manged capacity. It will be socially distanced.
These are on sale now and not only will they give you discounts, but they will also support us and the work that we do.
We rely on volunteers to help us make our events run smoothly, their support is invaluable. If you’d like to join us this year, you can apply here.