2024: 29 June - 14 July

Pride Day: Sat 13 July

Stages & Festival Areas 2023

We have so many festival stages and areas on Pride Day, showcasing the great diversity of our scene, events and performances. You’ll also find great ways to chill out or get involved in some really fun activities. Check out all the info below and work out how you can fit it all in!

Main Stage

Jake Shears will headline Bristol Pride 2023 and the incredible Natalie Imbruglia in our Afternoon Legends Slot we again host incredible local and international artists to celebrate with us at Pride with over 9 hours of performances on the Main Stage. Check out all the acts performing this year.

Main Stage

Cabaret Stage

The Bristol Pride Cabaret Stage is hailed as one of the best in the country and we’re very lucky to attract some of the best performers, including stars from Rupaul's Drag Race UK and US.

Flamboyant, cutting edge, risqué and always unpredictable we’ve been tracking down the very best in the business to bring you something really special.

Cabaret Stage

Get Qweird x Punka Stage

Last year we teamed up with party makers The House Of Savalon to curate our new Get Qweird stage at Bristol Pride. This year we're bringing Bristol's very own PUNKA to the party as well.

You can expect a splash of diversity as queer artists take to the stage with high energy musical numbers, storytelling, poetry, dance, circus, puppetry, and drag; a true variety show celebrating Bristol live art in all its Qweirdly wonderful glory!

Curators of clubnights and gigs, PUNKA programme this year's music line-up and have something very special for Pride Day this year.

Get Qweird x Punka Stage

Dance Performance stage

Our exciting Dance Performance Stage brings you everything from Street Dance, Theatre Dance to Zumba – we’ve got something for everyone young and old. There’ll be performances and workshops throughout the day to get you in the festival spirit.

Dance Performance Stage

Pride Circus Tent

Bassline Circus are back with a programme of diverse performances from outstanding artists within and around the LGBT+ Community.

The Circus Bigtop has always been a symbol to represent a place of acceptance for all people. A place to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equal rights, increase visibility and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Come and experience real stories being told through a range of performance styles

Circus Tent

Community & Expo Stalls

Community is the beating heart of Pride and on Pride Day you'll find our Community Area right in the heart of the festival. Home to over 50 organisation that are there to showcase their support and work for the LGBT+ community as well as social and sports groups.

Our Expo are is located near our food traders and is home to our festival Partners and Supporters as well as larger charities or local authority groups. Check them out to find out how they support their staff, clients and the community and pick up some freebies and enter special prize draws.

Community & Expo Stalls

Family Area

Celebrate Pride with the whole family. A great space to relax and celebrate while enjoying the festival atmosphere.

Socialise with other LGBT+ parents, and parents of LGBT+ children, or simply to show the younger generation how wonderfully diverse life is and ensure they are the ones that may bring around the changes for true equality.

Family Area

Youth Area

The Pride Day Youth area is a chance for young people (under 25) to come together and celebrate pride. This alcohol-free, relaxed space will give you the opportunity to be who you want to be or to express who you might want to be in a safe and supportive environment.

There will be craft activities, giant games and check out the info on our new Pride Youth group to march in the Parade.

Youth Area

Silent Disco

Taking over the circus tent from 6pm, come sing like no one is listening!

Grab your headsets (but please return them after!) and lose yourself in a specially programmed Silent Disco.

With music ranging from pop bangers to headbangers, there will be something for everyone.

Silent Disco

Diverse Sensory Calm Space

The charity Diverse UK is joining us this year with their Sensory Calm Space. They aim to provide a safe, low-level stimulation and recalibration zone for those on the Autistic Spectrum or for those who need a place to have a moment of calm, rather than having to leave the festival. Diverse is a charity that exists to provide social contact for people who have a diagnosis of or identify as Autistic. Diverse is about helping people with autism to develop social networks and self-confidence using their interests and ultimately reducing social isolation. The small tent is located next to medics & welfare. Please keep an eye out for the logo above and feel free to talk to a member of staff about what they do across Bristol, South Gloucester, Bath and North Somerset.

For all our events, acts and stage times check out our 2023 Festival Guide