Liverpool’s LGBT+ venues are coming together to celebrate what would have been Pride In Liverpool.
With many Pride celebrations having to be postponed due to the pandemic, it feels as though the festivities have been long overdue. Set to go ahead this weekend, Liverpool’s Pride Quarter Indoor Festival will be hosting numerous events across over 13 venues in the city, including drag shows and DJ sets.
Working in partnership with LCR Pride Foundation they are set to mark the weekend that would have been Pride in Liverpool with a huge indoor festival featuring an incredible line-up. Last month, the city’s LGBT+ venues came together to launch a new look for the city’s LGBT+ Quarter, after 10 years the Stanley Street Quarter has now become Liverpool’s Pride Quarter.
The Pride Quarter Indoor Festival will take place on Saturday 31st July, with venues opening as early as midday for Pride bacon sandwiches. Entertainment will then run right through to the early hours on Sunday morning with some venues also having a full programme of entertainment throughout Sunday too.
Alongside the indoor festival, GBar’s famous street party will return, as well as the Masquerade’s outside beer garden and pavement cafes at many of the Victoria Street venues. From the scene’s best known drag queens and hosts to resident DJs and special guest performers, the line up is packed with round-the-clock entertainment.
The bars getting involved in the pride celebrations include Dorothy’s Showbar, GBar, Heaven, Kitty’s, The Lisbon, Masquerade, Navy Bar, OMG, On Point, Poste House and Superstar Boudoir. All events will be taking place within licensed venues who will control their own entry, availability and line-up. Whilst national COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, all attendees are encouraged to act responsibly and get tested before attending. To find put the full line-up and times, visit the event page here.
As well as celebrating Pride in Liverpool with the Pride Quarter Indoor Festival events, there will also be a virtual march taking place, which will include videos of speeches from local leaders and short interviews, combined with individuals marching, cheering and holding placards in their own homes. The videos will then be broadcast from the organisation’s social channels, at 12pm (noon) on July 31, when the physical march would usually take place.