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The organisers of one of the largest, free Prides have announced the dates for the 2020 festival, fresh from celebrating the success of the weekend’s event (19 – 21 July).

LGBT+ charity Northern Pride, has revealed the next Northern Pride Festival will take place in Newcastle from 17 to 19 July, with Barclays returning as main sponsor.

And next year’s festival will also act as UK Pride, after a successful bid from the committee at the UK Pride Organisers Network (UKPON) last year.

The 2019 event welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to the city over the weekend, with more than 22,000 people taking part in the Stonewall Remembrance March.

Spread across both Exhibition Park and the Town Moor, the two sites hosted various zones and two stages of live performances, including from headline acts Fleur East, Saara Aalto and Liberty X.

Ste Dunn, chair of Northern Pride, is confident that UK Pride will be the charity’s best event to date.

“We are delighted to have celebrated another fantastic year of the Northern Pride Festival and we’ve had some brilliant feedback from the weekend,” said Ste.

“We have already hit the ground running with our plans for next year and we have some really exciting ideas in the pipeline, especially because we will also be the hosts of UK Pride.

“The festival has grown enormously since the first Pride we held 12 years ago and we are always looking for ways to improve and give visitors the best possible experience.”

The location for the 2020 festival is still to be announced but Platinum Passes, which allow access to the Platinum Bar and Garden and an area closer to the stage, are currently on sale from £12.50 at

For more information, visit Northern Pride’s website or search northernprideuk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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