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Pride In Newry - International UK & Ireland Pride 2019
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Whilst the annual Pride In Newry Festival is in its eighth year, and while it is always organised by volunteers, this year’s Festival will be on a different scale and largely a ’not to be missed' ‘one off’, following a successful bid by the Newry Rainbow Community committee to host UK & Ireland Pride 2019.

This is not only a first for Newry but it is a first for the island of Ireland. The event remains completely free and welcomes everyone. The Pride in Newry team hope with your support, we can make this unique Pride Festival the most spectacular ever, coming as it does on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York.

We are asking everyone to join us to help make Newry’s one and only UK and Ireland Pride Festival the most spectacular and memorable festival ever held in Newry keeping Newry, Mourne & Down as a return to destination for LGBTQI visitors from all parts of the Island and indeed the world. The global #stonewall50 celebration campaign includes New York, Vienna and Newry. An incredible achievement for our dedicated, entirely voluntary Pride in Newry team.

As Pride In Newry takes place on 31st August it will be the perfect large scale event to close the Pride season. The key Pride In Newry themes remain as we continue to offer 10 days of free festival events, one of the most colourful parades on the island, a free outdoor festival concert with international acts including B*Witched, Heather Small, Claire Richards, Saara Alto, Donna Marie and many more, as well as a full sized funfair, community village, food stalls and a bar, all aimed at showcasing the diversity of communities and cultures in Newry and its surrounding area. The event closes for the fist time with a spectacular fireworks display (A first for the Island of Ireland) and the official pride after party returns to Bellini’s.

Participants from as far away as New York (USA), Toronto (Canada), Vienna (Austria), and Sydney (Australia) have already confirmed their attendance as well as organisations from all over the UK & Ireland which will give Newry’s one and only UK & Ireland Pride 2019 festival a truly international flavour - Think Eurovision for free with even more rainbows!

In recent years, the Festival has had significant media exposure including BBC, UTV, Q Radio, Irish News, Belfast Telegraph, Gay Times, Attitude, GNI, GCN and many others covering. This year, Channel 7 News, Australia are attending to report on the festival and a BBC documentary is being filmed due to be screened in September.

Opening times

Parade: 14:00 - 15:00

Concert: 15:00 - 20:30

Fireworks Display: 20:30 - 20:40

Afterparty: 21:00 - 02:00

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Pride In Newry - International UK & Ireland Pride 2019

Albert Basin Park
County Down
BT34 2DG
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T: (028) 3025 1673
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