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Birmingham Pride

We are delighted to welcome back Birmingham Pride on 24th & 25th September 2022 in a brand new location. Smithfield Live, a literal stone’s throw from our accommodation in Birmingham is the place to be for this year’s most colourful celebration.


We’re excited to have the new location for Birmingham Pride so close to our serviced apartments in Birmingham. Smithfield is also just metres from Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ village that will play host to the biggest ever Main Stage, the Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage and the fantastically fun Dance Arena where we expect to see attendees enjoying themselves until the wee hours. They’re also adding additional seating areas, community stalls, a street food market, additional toilet facilities and so much more. Smithfield is set across 12 acres which will accommodate over 20,000 attendees over this spectacular weekend, ensuring a great experience for all.

Pride Parade

The Birmingham Pride Parade is one of the most important parts of the whole festival weekend. The parade is enjoyed by tens of thousands of participants, walking, marching or aboard fantastic floats, and viewed by more than 75,000 spectators lining the streets of Birmingham. The parade is more than a chance to sing & dance – it’s all about equality and justice, after all, there is no pride without protest. The Pride Parade is free for all to attend. It starts at Centenary Square in the heart of the city centre from 11am on Saturday and makes its way through the city to the LGBTQ+ village, right beside Smithfield.

The Line-Up

This year promises to be bigger, better and gayer than ever! The big free community event starts the festivities on Friday 23rd September. Taking place in Smithfield, the main pride site, the event has keynote speakers, Secret Symphony presents DIVA, excellent performances, live music, community stalls, food stalls, LGBTQ+ talent and a candlelit vigil. The line-up for Saturday includes Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, Darkoo, Regard, Sabrina Washington and the House Gospel Choir to name a few. Sundays line up is one for the books with a DJ set from Mel C of Spice Girls fame, Tia Kofi, Living Joy, S Club all-stars, Phats & Small and N Trance. You can buy tickets for each day separately or a weekend pass so you can keep dancing all weekend!

Headline Act

The most exciting act of all for 90s & 00s babies is the headline act, Steps. Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Faye Tozer, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee are the UK’s all-time most successful mixed-sex pop group, with 14 top five singles, 3 number one albums, 21 million record sales, and 7 sold-out national arena tours under their belt. Expect to hear all of their greatest hits including Tragedy, 5,6,7,8, Last Thing On My Mind, Chain reaction and many others you may have forgotten existed! Steps play the Main Stage on Sunday and its sure to be a sell-out. Get your tickets for Pride from the official website or a reputable source so you’re not left Better Best Forgotten!

Pride promises to be a busy and exciting weekend with plenty of things to do in Birmingham for young and old. We wish all attendees a safe and happy Pride celebration.

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