For the first time ever, Birmingham Pride will be operating over two exciting, unique and safe areas for the festival in 2021. The ‘Street Party’ and ‘Smithfield Live’ in the home of the former Birmingham Wholesale markets and the location for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
The area around Hurst Street, just down from the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, Bromsgrove Street and the surrounding streets will be the home of the Birmingham Pride ‘Street Party’ providing us with the opportunity to introduce more affordable tickets, subsidised by Birmingham Pride, whilst still maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.
The ‘Street Party’ includes your favourite LGBTQ+ bars and clubs, including Equator, The Fox, The Loft, Missing Bar, Nightingale Club and Sidewalk Bar, as well as easy access to our LGBTQ+ venues outside of the Pride Map, including The Fountain, Glamorous and Chic. Each bar or club will host individual Pride events including cabaret, live entertainment and more, over the festival weekend. A full schedule of events can be found on our ‘Venues’ page with direct links to your favourite bar or club.
This year sees the welcome return of the ‘Community Village Green’ providing a quieter, family friendly and accessible area within the heart of the Pride Village. On Friday 23rd September from 7pm we will be holding our ‘Free Community Pride’ event including live entertainment, community focussed stalls, street food, bar, acoustic music, LGBTQ+ performers, speakers and candlelit vigil. This event is FREE to everyone and you can claim your ticket on the ticket link within the Birmingham Pride website. The Community Village green area will host events throughout the festival weekend, programmed and scheduled by members of the Birmingham LGBTQ+ community.
An integral and much loved element of the Birmingham Pride festival weekend is the hugely popular ‘Future Stage’, which this year will be housed within the Nightingale Club. The Future Stage is all about genre diversity and up and coming national and international talent. This years artists include Shygirl, Alicai Harley, Jame Indigo, Harpies, Lick Events, Billy Blond, SXMSON, Felix and many more.
As always the ‘Street party’ will include a selection of street food vendors including vegetarian and vegan options and a mix of community and commercial market stalls.