This Saturday Brisbane comes alive with all the colours of the rainbow as we celebrate Brisbane Pride Festival with its annual Pride Rally & March and of course Fair Day. With the weather forecast looking pretty damn fine and nothing is going to rain down on our parade!
Every year the LGBTQ+ community, their friends and family come together to show their Pride and celebrate the progress that is being made, while also bring attention the challenges still being faced as we continue to the fight for full equality.
The Pride Day festivities kick off at 10am outside The Empire Hotel with the annual Pride Rally. So come along in your brightest colours, where prominent people from within Brisbane's LGBTQ+ community and its allies will share speeches before the annual Pride March down to New Farm Park for Fair Day.
Fair Day is set to be massive this year and will celebrate everything that makes our community so diverse and beautiful. As per usual there will be various stalls providing helpful information, a variety of exciting things for sale and an abundance of food trucks to keep you nourished throughout the day.
The organisers of Brisbane Pride Festival have gone all out with the entertainment for this year's festival providing something for everyone.
The Main Stage set to go off!
The festivities will by hosted by Vollie LaVont, Chocolate Boxx, and Paul Wheeler. The Main Stage will feature an exclusive acoustic performance by Samantha Jade, as well as performances by some incredible acts including, Kira Pura, Sellma Soul, Ellen Reed, Josh Daveta Acappella Group Soustice. It wouldn't be Pride without some iconic drag shows either. DJs Mitch Medcalf, Dolly Llama, and Mason Andrews will be mixing all your favourite anthems on the decks.
Oh let's not forget at 12:40pm, the Pride Pet Parade returns. Do you think your furbaby has what it takes to take out Best Dressed or Most Talented? Be sure to register from 11am. This year's Pet Parade is hosted by Fortitude Valley Vet.
It's not just the Main Stage that has all the action. Tina Bikki will be hosting the Community Stage with her hilarity and flare while celebrating the entertainers, DJs, and events that keep us captivated throughout the year.
The lineup includes, Vogue Master Class By The Runway Movement, Rumble!, Drag Royale Showcase, Werq It! Hosted By Miss Synthetic, Shandy Ft Sweaty Baby & Friends, DJs Harry K & Mitch Medcalf, as well as Tug of War & Drumming for Wellness.
With so much going on, without a doubt, many will find enjoyment and relaxation in the Beer Tent. Throughout the day the drinking spot will play host to DJs including Ned E Bear, B(racket), Hibboh, DJ Marty, Les Smith, Boom Boom Bean Selecta, DJ Fradge.
So come along to Fair Day, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and celebrate what makes Brisbane's LGBTQ+ community so wonderful.
Now if you want to keep the festivities going, there are several events taking place after Fair Day that we strongly suggest checking out and supporting!
PROUD (Official Brisbane Pride After Party)
Fluffy is proud to present the Official After Party to Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day. Headlining this year is Australia's own pop princess SAMANTHA JADE who will be taking to the stage with her dancers to launch her latest single and perform an exclusive PRIDE set. The evening will also feature performances by Haus Of Alexander, Fluffy All Stars and music by Joelby (SYD), ENN, Mason Andrews, Harry K and Karma.
The Family Night Club, 9pm.
Pride Fair Day: The Brunswick Hotel, 2pm
Pride Fair Day After Party: The Wickham, 4pm
Pride Day Celebrations at Sporties: The Sportsman Hotel, 5:30pm