Leeds Pride is Back and It’s Bigger, Bolder & More Colourful Than Ever

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Celebrate love and equality at Leeds Pride 2024 with performances from Sonique and Louisa Johnson, a vibrant parade, and tons of entertainment – the biggest LGBTQ+ celebration in Yorkshire happening on July 21, 2024! 🏳️‍🌈🎉 #LeedsPride2024 #PrideParade #LoveIsLove #EqualityForAll #LGBTQCommunity #LeedsEvents

April 18, 2024 · Culture

The city’s most colourful celebration is on its way – here’s everything you need to know about Leeds Pride 2024.

Yorkshire’s biggest LGBTQ+ celebration is back and promises to be better than ever. Returning for its 19th year, the free-to-all event takes place on Sunday, July 21, 2024, bringing live acts, street parties, and an iconic parade to the city for a day of joy and revelry. With hundreds of organisations taking part, it’s set to be one of the most memorable Pride events to date. Here’s what you can expect.

Get ready for an incredible day of entertainment

The first big name performers for Leeds Pride 2024 have been revealed. So who’s on the bill? Headlining the main stage on Lower Briggate this year is none other than the world-renowned DJ and chart-topping singer, Sonique. She’ll be running through a set of her biggest dancefloor hits, including ‘Sky’ and ‘It Feels So Good’. She won’t be alone—X-Factor winner and Clean Bandit collaborator Louisa Johnson will also be taking to the stage.

They’re going to be joined by a collection of Yorkshire’s fiercest drag acts and there will be a set from a Madonna tribute act. And that’s not all. As well as live performers, you can expect a slew of DJ sets—90s dance legends Baby D and Alex Party will be joined by Defected Records’ Monki and Joel Mignott. Split across two stages, one in Millennium Square from 10:30 am to 12 pm when the parade kicks off, and one after the parade on Lower Briggate until 10 pm.

Follow the fantastic parade

When that clock strikes 12 pm, the parade will begin to snake its way through Leeds city centre. The colourful display of thousands will depart from outside Leeds Town Hall, dazzling the crowds and partying all the way up The Headrow, down Vicar Lane, and through to its final stop at Lower Briggate. There’ll be plenty of vantage points to watch the action, but it’s recommended to turn up early to get a good spot.

With hundreds of organisations, groups, and companies on board for this year’s celebration already, it’s set to be the biggest parade to date. Floats to watch out for include this year’s headline sponsors Jet2holidays and 2024 Community Stage sponsors Sainsbury’s. They’ll be joined in the parade by companies and organisations as varied as Sky, First Bus, Direct Line, and Evri—you still have time to get involved too and help keep Leeds Pride a free-for-all event.

More areas, facilities, and events than ever before

There are exciting changes for Leeds Pride 2024. Taking on board feedback from last year’s event, the organisers are increasing facilities across the city, from new bars to more street food vendors around the site than ever before. This includes the addition of Call Lane and Heatons Court as part of the Leeds Pride site, all to give revellers even more space to celebrate.

You can also look forward to a range of goings-on in the days before the main Pride event. There will be loads of fringe events, including Everyman Cinema’s screening of the British classic Pride on Thursday, July 18, 2024. You can also kick off the celebrations early with the Viaduct Street Party from 1 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2024, with a day of live entertainment on their main stage, all hosted by the iconic TV legend Kim Woodburn until the early hours.

Leeds Pride takes place across Leeds city centre on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Leeds Pride 2024

When is Leeds Pride 2024 taking place?

Leeds Pride 2024 is set to illuminate the city with its dazzling array of colors and celebrations on Sunday, July 21, 2024. This free-to-all event is a beacon of love and equality, marking its 19th year with an unforgettable spectacle of joy and revelry.

Who are the headline acts for Leeds Pride 2024, and what kind of entertainment can I expect?

The stage on Lower Briggate will come alive with the sensational rhythms of DJ and singer Sonique, while X-Factor sensation Louisa Johnson will enchant with her vocal prowess. They’re the crowning jewels in a tiara of entertainment that includes Yorkshire’s most flamboyant drag acts, a Madonna tribute, and heart-thumping DJ sets from 90s dance icons and Defected Records’ talents. The symphony of celebration begins at 10:30 am in Millennium Square and continues past the parade finale until 10 pm on Lower Briggate.

Can you tell me more about the parade route and how to participate in Leeds Pride 2024?

As the clock chimes at noon, a kaleidoscope of pride will wend its way from Leeds Town Hall, weaving a vibrant tapestry through the city center. The parade will dance its way up The Headrow, down Vicar Lane, and culminate at Lower Briggate. To behold this magnificent procession, secure a vantage point early. Organizations still eager to contribute to this mosaic of diversity can join forces with the likes of Jet2holidays and Sainsbury’s, ensuring Leeds Pride remains an inclusive, free-for-all extravaganza.