Full Bristol Pride programme will return in 2022, organisers confirm

Full Bristol Pride programme will return in 2022, organisers confirm

Posted on: 03 Feb 2022

The Pride team have announced a lineup of events taking place over two weeks in June & July.


Bristol Pride organisers have today (Thursday 3 February) announced plans to host a full two-week programme of events this summer, having been forced to scale back their offering in 2021 due to the coronavirus restrictions in place at the time.


Spanning two weeks from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July, Bristol Pride 2022 will be taking place across some of the city's best-loved venues and public spaces, with Pride Day celebrations set to return to The Downs after a two-year absence.


A range of wristbands for Bristol Pride 2022 are on sale now and can be found here.



Revealing plans for this year's programme, Bristol Pride Festival Director, Eve Russell, said: “We are so excited to be working on delivering this year’s festival in person again and to be able to bring everyone back together to celebrate.


“The Pride Parade March will also make a physical return this year, louder and prouder than ever as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first pride march in the UK.


“The march is an integral part of what pride is and after two years of quiet streets, we’re excited to be filling the city with colour.


“It is a chance to be visible and, importantly, it serves as a reminder that the LGBT+ community continues to fight for equality.”


One of the most popular parts of Bristol's annual Pride celebrations, Pride Day, is set to feature multiple stages and another huge lineup of live musicians and performers, showcasing a combination of established and emerging acts.


Pride Day will also see a return of the Pride Big Top, the Youth Area, Family Zone and Community Area, as the organisers look to bring the LGBTQ+ community back together after such a long time apart during the pandemic.


Other events to look our for across two weeks of Bristol Pride 2022 include official afterparties, the ever-popular Dog Show, Comedy Night, Theatre Night, the unmissable Circus Night and the Queer Vision Film Festival.



This year, organisers are encouraging attendees to purchase a Supporter Wristband, enabling Pride events to remain open to those who may not be able to afford access to exclusively-ticketed events.


Supporter Wristbands include a range of offers and benefits, including free bus travel within the Bristol Zone on Pride Day, discounts at on-site bars and faster entry into the festival site. 


For more information on Bristol Pride, to secure your wristbands for this year's event or to follow news and updates in the coming weeks, head to the Pride website or find the team on Twitter.


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