This year’s Derby Pride LGBT+ Festival takes place on Saturday 7th September. 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Derby Pride 2019 will be celebrating 50 years of the global LGBT+ Pride movement and paying tribute to our brave brothers and sisters who stood up to hatred, bigotry and brutality.
Pride day will start with a large and colourful parade through the central shopping area and the Market Place, from St. Peter’s Street and ending up at Curzon Street at 12pm for the start of the main Pride event. The on foot parade will include the Ambassadors Showband and various groups, as well as members of the general public. The meeting point for anyone wanting to take part in the parade is on St Peter’s Churchyard, at the junction with St. Peter’s Street – participants should meet between 11am and 11.15am. Ryans Bar on St. Peter’s Churchyard will be opening at 11am for anyone needing refreshments or toilet facilities.
The main Pride event takes place on Curzon Street and Bramble Street, which will be closed to traffic by Derby City Council between 6am and 11pm on the day. The nearest car park is 2 minutes away on Abbey Street.
For 2019 we have Derby Pride’s biggest and best ever line-up of acts performing on the main stage from 12pm – 6pm. Derby Pride 2019 will be hosted by Soraya Vivian and Pete Martine. Our headline acts are dance legends Rozalla and MOBO award winning Urban and Dance star Kele Le Roc.
Also performing on the main stage will be:
Studio Storm – local dancers
Atlanta Entertainments – dancers and multiskilled performers
JD Official – local singer and drag act, making their return to Derby Pride after making their Pride debut last year
Leo Golden Child – rising rap star
Typically Tina – acclaimed international Tina Turner Tribute
Joey Linden – the UK’s leading Freddie Mercury Tribute
Asifa Lahore – Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen and trans activist, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be LGBT+, South Asian and Muslim.
Nikk Mager – international solo artist
United Vibe – X Factor 2018 finalists. Band members Blaise Duncan and Keiran Harrison are from Derby
Xavier Parkins – Acclaimed Derby Prom Queen who will be making his Pride debut performing his drag act
Kitty Tray – drag act, as seen monthly at The Crown Inn on Curzon Street
DJs Vaun, Will and Adz – everyone’s favourite Derby Gay Scene DJs
Other attractions include our vibrant Market Zone, with stalls from local traders, charities and other organisations; a selection of food and soft drinks vendors; two bars run by The Crown Inn and Derby CAMRA; fairground games, amusements and activities; and a dedicated Family Zone with activities for children.
The daytime event finishes at 6pm, but the party continues into the night with DJ Vaun, DJ Will and DJ Adz performing on the stage on Curzon Street until 10pm. At 10pm the Official Derby Pride After Party starts at The Crown Inn on Curzon Street and continues until 3am.
Derby Pride 2019 is a free event, run by volunteers and open to all, which is made possible thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors The Crown Inn, Derbyshire LGBT+, Rolls-Royce plc and their Prism LGBT+ network, The University of Derby, Codemakers, The National Lottery Community Fund, Derby City Council, MetroBar and Isabelles Wine Bar; and of course the Derby LGBT+ Community who have generously supported us by attending our fundraising events throughout the past year.