Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Artists Sign Up with Pride; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Latest News on This Year's Northern Pride Festival

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Artists Sign Up with Pride; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Latest News on This Year's Northern Pride Festival

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Byline: GORDON BARR

DANCE music superstar Basshunter heads the line-up at what organisers are promising will be the biggest and best Northern Pride yet.

The event takes place on Saturday July 17 in Newcastle.

The fun starts at 11.30am at Newcastle Civic Centre when members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, their families and friends, will gather for a colourful and celebratory Pride Parade through Newcastle city centre.

They will arrive at Leazes Park at 1pm for the Pink Picnic. Organisers are expecting 10,000 people from across the region and the UK to come along for an afternoon of music, dance, cabaret and merriment.

Basshunter will be joined on the bill by Lisa Scott Lee, X Factor finalists Same Difference, rising stars on the Newcastle and UK music scenes, dancers, comedians, burlesque performers and drag artistes performing across three stages.

There will also be a tea tent, a licensed bar, a variety of stalls and people can, of course, bring a picnic. …

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