Everything you need to know about Leeds Pride 2023

It’s set to be one to remember.

Leeds Pride returns to the city centre this August with thousands expected to gather in Millennium Square for two hours of live entertainment.

Leeds Pride is a joyous celebration that invites anyone and everyone to celebrate LGBTQ+ life in the heart of the city centre.

It is the biggest of its kind in Yorkshire, and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than ever before. Leeds Pride has always promised to showcase the very best local talent, and this year is no exception.

Taking place on Sunday 6 August 2023, here’s everything you need to know if you’re attending Leeds Pride.

A range of rainbow flags being waved in the air to celebrate Pride.
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A range of performances and speeches kicks off at 11:30am on the Sainsburys stage in Millenium Square, with acts such as Rachel Fuller, Imani Versace and Davey Stuart getting the party started.

The parade will then commence at 2pm toward Lower Briggate, the route will go across the Headrow, down Vicar Lane before heading over New York Street and Kirkgate.

The parade will be a joyous occasion full of groups, colourful floats, vehicles and individuals expressing their support for the community.

An animated map of Leeds showing the route of the pride parade.
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Finishing at Lower Briggate, headline acts such as Gok Wan, Danny Beard and Aston Merrygold will start at 3pm.

The full line-up for pride can be found on their social media page. Expect a day full of dancing, colourful clothing, brilliant entertainment and loads of fun.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • 11.30am – Performances and speeches on the Sainsburys stage begin. (Millennium square)
  • 2pm – The pride parade begins and heads towards Lower Briggate
  • 3pm – The party starts on Lower Briggate with headliner acts performing on the first direct bank stage

The Viaduct Showbar on Call Lane, Leeds’ number one venue for cabaret, DJ’s and live entertainment, will also be hosting a huge street party over the course of the weekend for anyone to get involved in.

Happy Pride!

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