Countdown to Pride Cymru at Cardiff Castle!

Thomas Howells previews the 2023 Pride Cymru event at Cardiff Castle.

Pride Cymru is back! The biggest Pride festival in Wales is moving to Cardiff Castle on June 17 and 18. Join the parade and enjoy a two-day festival filled with entertainment and campaigning for equality.

Headliners include Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jodie Harsh, House Gospel Choir, and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK stars. The event is volunteer-led, and this year’s programme promises to be the most diverse yet.

Sophie Ellis Bextor headlines Pride Cymru on Saturday

Alongside twenty hours of entertainment on the Main Stage in the Castle, dedicated family and youth areas provide a great day out of activity and entertainment for the entire family in the Castle Mews.

The markets area provides information from a wide range of organisations and great items from LGBTQ+ small businesses to buy.

Gian Molinu, the chair of Pride Cymru said: “We’re back with a brand new venue, a brand new date and brand new ideas to make this Pride season the best ever. I am so excited to see the Castle transformed for the weekend.

“We have a new partnership with S4C for our community stage and we are pledging to put on the most diverse programme possible to make sure everyone feels represented. Our new headline sponsor is the iconic Welsh brand known to people right across the country, the Principality Building Society.

“Our volunteer team is hard at work planning an ambitious two day programme with our parade and full event weekend of entertainment set to take over Cardiff’s most visible landmark, Cardiff Castle. So many people don’t realise that Pride is a volunteer led organisation with members of the community right across Wales working on putting together Wales’ biggest celebration of love, tolerance and inclusion. 

“We know people are struggling with the ever increasing cost of living. We’re pleased to have been able to freeze ticket prices this year”.

Tickets are now available via the Pride Cymru website.

Published by Thomas Howells

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