Bristol Pride is this weekend – here’s what you need to know

Bristol Pride is this weekend – here’s what you need to know

Posted on: 09 Jul 2024

Bristol’s very own LGBTQ+ Pride celebration takes place this weekend, with a staggering lineup of acts, events and afterparties. Here’s everything you need to know about when & where, how to get in, and what’s going on.


Happy Pride! While most of the world calls June ‘Pride Month’, Bristol keeps the love rolling into July for our Pride celebrations – in one of the biggest, most exciting Pride festivals around! Bristol Pride Day takes place this weekend, Saturday 13 July, on The Downs.


The festival is free to attend; everyone will be asked for a donation on the gates, but they are optional. That said, there are also some options for paid wristbands – both to help support Pride and make it happen, but also to earn yourself some nifty perks.



The wristbands start cheap at £9 for a Pride Day Supporter band, which earns you free travel, discounts on drinks & food, and a fast track queue to get in (as well as a few other minor perks). The most expensive wristband is the £45 Pride Super Supporter, which comes with all the other perks, an even quicker entry queue, free afterparty entry, a welcome drink and more.


The line-up this year is looking good, with four stages, a youth area and a family area. The headliners on the main stage this year are electronic pioneers The Human League, but it’ll also feature STEPS’ Claire Richards, indie-pop sensation Georgia, and duo Ladytron.



The Uplift stage features a takeover from queer collective Punka & drag king collective Brizzle Boyz, with performances from bands like pastel goth-pop duo Bled & DIY intersectional queer punks The Menstrual Cramps, and performances by countless Kings, including Gender Criminal, Oliver Assets, & Small Willy Nelson.


The Cabaret stage will see a similar buffet of drag queens, including a lot of local favourites like Jersey The Devil, BooHoo Mann, & two-time Bath Drag Artist of the Year winner Diomede. The stage will also see a mix of other acts – like singer-producer RED and DJ Pom Pom’s Playhaus.


Finally, the Dance Performance Stage will host – what else – dance, with performances from Zumba to Street Dance, and workshops like Carnival Fitness & the Drag Queen Workout.


As mentioned, Pride is this Saturday (July 13) on The Downs. For more information, or to get a wristband, head to their website.

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Patrick Bate

Patrick is a filmmaker with so much Bristol in his blood the white blood cells are graffiti'd. Educated at the Northern Film School in Leeds, he’s returned home to be a Videographer and Reviewer for 365Bristol and BARBI. When he’s not messing about with cameras, he enjoys playing guitar, spending far too much time on tabletop RPGs, and being an awful snob about cider. Have a look at his work here, or get in touch at