Pride in Sunderland
Concert

29 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
Pride in Sunderland Concert poster

Opening Times

12:00 - 19:00

Entry Fee

No

Booking Required

No

Venue

Sunniside Gardens

Get ready to party, Sunderland, as Out North East brings you the biggest, free Pride concert ever!

International boyband East 17 will headline the main stage this year, which is sponsored by friends at EDF and Sunderland AFC. East 17 has had 18 top 20 singles in the UK, four top 10 albums, and sold a whopping 18 million albums worldwide.

Their hits include It’s Alright, House of Love, Let it Rain, and their huge Christmas number one, Stay Another Day.

Joining them is adopted North East drag superstar Choriza May, live from her hit run on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World. Choriza will be bringing her Big Drag Energy to our stage and, hopefully lots of Spanish sun!

Union J’s Jaymie Hensley completes the headline line-up with support from high-energy diva Kelly Wilde, Future is Queer, DJ Michael Maddison, and Drag from the Bobby Dazzlers and The Closet Club. It’s hosted by Pride Radio’s Ophelia Balls and Pride ambassador and international club diva Soraya Vivian, who will also be taking to stage to belt out the hits.


It’s going to be a fabulous concert with food and bar vendors, market stalls, and more—and it’s all free.

So come along and join our House of Love, and let’s celebrate Pride in Sunderland.

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