Oldham Pride is just around the corner

Date published: 24 July 2019

The stage will soon be set for the 15th annual Oldham Pride festival, which takes place in the town centre on Saturday (July 27).

Oldham Pride, which began 15 years ago as a party at the now closed down Dog and Duck pub, is now an event that fills the town centre with entertainment lasting well into the night.

Registration for the parade will begin at 11.30am in the car park of the Tommyfield pub, before setting off at 12.15pm and ending at Parliament Square where there will be entertainment, stalls and activities.

There will be a family fun afternoon in Parliament Square from 1-5pm, while live entertainment will include a Sam Smith tribute, Bosom Buddies, Sammy Brookes, Kevin Cruise, Viva La Diva, KY Kelly and the Bar Pop show team.

From 5pm-1am there will be an evening event outside the George Tavern, featuring a stage with live entertainment, licensed bar as well as use of the Tavern.

The Oldham Pride team wants the event to remain free for the public, so fundraising and sponsorship is vital.

This year’s principal sponsors are Howard Ground Services, Bar Pop, Hi Spirits with other sponsors including Admiral Taverns, The George Tavern, Middleton Archer, Sparkles, Centre Stage, Mecca Bingo and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue.

Support also comes from Oldham Council, the National Lottery Community Fund and LGBT+ Futures Grants. include the National Lottery Community Fund, Oldham Council, Hi-Spirits, LGBT Futures Grants Programme, Mecca and Bar Pop.

More information can be gleaned from the dedicated Oldham Pride Facebook page.

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