Sunday’s programme of activities will take place at arts venues across the city, with the central hub at The Bluecoat. Details will be announced shortly.
This year’s theme is #AllTogetherNow, which encompasses every branch of the LGBT+ and wider communities coming together no matter what their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, belief or however they define themselves in celebration of equality and diversity.
John Bird, Co-Chair of Liverpool Pride said: “This is an important year for Liverpool. It’s a decade since the city held the prestigious title of European Capital Of Culture 2008 – and the Liverpool Pride Festival 2018 will play its part in this year’s celebrations.
“We’ve had a wonderful three years with the St George’s Quarter as our home, but we are taking this milestone cultural year as an opportunity for change to move forward, develop and expand the festival. We are working closely with Culture Liverpool and other cultural partners to ensure that this year’s event in its new location proves to be a huge success.”
Mayor Joe Anderson added: “Pride is one of the biggest events in Liverpool’s calendar and attracts huge numbers to the city to join together to empower people and celebrate diversity and equality.
“As a city we are committed to fighting intolerance and we are proud to support what will be one of the biggest Pride events in Europe. Thousands of festivalgoers are expected to head to the heart of the city centre to enjoy the event which will be one of highlights of the summer.”
Liverpool Pride Festival is proud to be working with headline sponsor Barclays; sponsor Manchester Airport; and Media Partners Radio City and DIVA magazine.
Liverpool Pride has grown to become one of the city’s major annual events, last year a record 8,000 people joined the march and over 50,000 festivalgoers enjoyed two days of entertainment to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
The Liverpool Pride Festival 2018 marks a decade since the death of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer, who tragically lost his life on 2 August 2008.
Liverpool Pride’s #AllTogetherNow theme will also complement a city-wide season of events and performances to mark #Liverpool2018 – marking 10 years since the city was named European Capital Of Culture 2008.
The official Liverpool Pride 2018 trailer