Northern Pride 2022: Date, location and theme revealed for Newcastle event
Northern Pride will be back with a bang in 2022 as early details are confirmed for the event.
The annual festival, formerly known as Newcastle Pride, has become a mainstay in the Newcastle What's On calendar as it turns the Town Moor into a sea of colour.
Northern Pride was originally awarded the UK Pride title in 2018 but this was postponed due to the pandemic, with organisers hosting virtual events for the 2020 and 2021 celebrations.
As well as confirming Pride weekend plans, the charity has also announced the launch of a Life in Lockdown series, exhibition and book.
When is Northern Pride 2022?
Get it pencilled in the diary, as Northern Pride will be back next July.
The festival will open its doors on Friday, July 22 and run until Sunday, July 24.
That means three days of fun for attendees.
Where is Northern Pride 2022?
Northern Pride will be back in its iconic location of Newcastle's Town Moor.
The Moor and Exhibition Park have fast become the go-to outdoor event location in the North East.
As well as hosting Northern Pride and This is Tomorrow festivals, the Town Moor was also used in the new-look Great North Run this year.
What's the theme?
Fans of Northern Pride can already start thinking about what might be on the cards as organisers reveal the theme as 'Remember, Resist, Rise Up'.
There will be a video released in due course in which local artists and activists will illustrate what that means to them.
Ste Dunn, Director of Northern Pride, is confident this will be their most inclusive and accessible festival to date.
He said: “It’s fantastic to be back in a position where we can organise an in-person event and finally get to work making our plans for UK Pride in Newcastle a reality.
“We’ve chosen a powerful theme this year, Remember, Resist, Rise Up, to pay homage to our collective history, resist oppression – with the pandemic having a disproportionate impact on LGBTQ+ people – and rise up to the challenges we still face.
“Pairing this with a really diverse series of events and plans to showcase more local performers and creatives than ever before and I believe we’re on the path to deliver our best festival to date.”