Organisers of Glasgow Pride have announced Spice Girl Melanie C will headline their 2018 festival.
Scotland’s largest LGBT+ Pride event will also move to Kelvingrove Park in the city’s West End for the first time, since Glasgow Green is being used for a number of other events this summer, including the European Games.
The festival will take place on 14th & 15th July, several weeks earlier than usual and this year falling during the Glasgow Fair Fortnight.
Pride Chief Executive, Alastair Smith, told us:
“The decision to move to Kelvingrove I know will be a positive one and I’m delighted that we will fall on Glasgow’s fair weekend. I’m sure that we can follow on from the success of previous Pride festivals.”
“We’re proud to be using the hashtag #fairweekend and this will help to highlight our vision of fairness and equality theoughout Scotland and beyond.”
“We are pleased to have announced Melanie C as one of our headline acts in this, the 20th anniversary of Spice World.”
“The Pride Glasgow team are working hard to deliver an event that will reflect the diversity of our community. We are lucky to have such a passionate, dedicated team of volunteers who will ensure this event will showcase Glasgow as a vibrant community.”
Scotland could be set for a record-breaking Pride year, with events in several areas of the country, including:
Grampian Pride (Aberdeen) – 26th May
Pride Edinburgh – 16th June
Fife Pride (Kirkcaldy) – 7th July
West Lothian Pride (Livingston) – 28th July
Dates for events in Dundee, Dumfries, East Lothian and Perthshire are to be announced.
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