Following the success of this year’s first annual Party In the Park pride event, the event will return to Southampton once more on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2023 and will be located at Palmerston Park, Southampton.
“This event is community funded all year and allows the Pride event to be run by the LGBTQIA+ community, for the community (with no interception by corporations or profit-based motivations),” said one of the event organisers from People’s Pride Southampton.
“In doing so, accessibility is at the heart of everything we do. Whilst we received a lot of positive feedback for accessibility at this year’s event for having improvements other prides could benefit from (such as having ear defenders), accessibility is something that we are still dedicated to improve for 2023. So far, we have looked at helping wheelchair users attend the pride event.”
Next year’s event will remain free to enter and does not require a ticket.
Chairwoman Mabel Wellman, who took the lead in organising today’s (15th October) Transgender Pride in Southampton, said: “This coming year, we have already revealed Saturday’s headliner act as the fabulous ‘Maybe Ga Ga’ who will leave us all in Gay Euphoria™.
“Our Sunday headliner is equally great; leading the punk queer rebellion as former Underdog Kids; this band is all queer and local to Southampton.
We can now announce that Hunting Hearts is our headliner for Sunday at Party in the Park 2023.”
This was first announced live today at at Southampton’s first ever Transgender Pride. Keep an eye on In Common for photos from the event.
* You can follow People’s Pride Southampton on Facebook and Instagram to see further updates and find volunteering opportunities. Like all community events, People’s Pride Southampton relies on funding and volunteering from the local community, people and organisations can go to https://www.peoplesprideuk.com/donate to donate towards this event and many more like the Big Queer Christmas Lunch. People’s Pride Southampton is a registered charity with the charity commission of England and Wales with charity number 1191841.
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