Pride Cymru is back with a star-studded line up for 2022

Written by on 23rd August 2022

Pride Cymru is returning with a bang this weekend with the Spice Girls’ Melanie C, Drag Race star Bimini and the legends Boney M headlining the Admiral Main Stage.

They will join stars including Victoria Stone, Adele Roberts, Booty Luv and Mary Mac who will bring a jam-packed line up of festival entertainment across three stages on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August at the City Hall site.

Pride Cymru 2019 on August 24, 2019 in Cardiff.

The weekend’s celebrations kick-off with the Pride Cymru parade, which this year celebrates 50 years since the first-ever Pride march in the UK. The parade, sponsored by S4C, will see over 15,000 people walk the historic route from the Capitol shopping centre before heading along Queen Street. Members of the public are invited to watch and celebrate all the participants.

Melanie C, Pride’s Saturday headliner, said

“I can’t wait to return to Wales and celebrate this year’s Pride Cymru with Wales’ LGBTQ+ communities. Performing in Wales has always been memorable and this year, on such an important anniversary, it will be no exception!”

The Pride Festival will also boast a Dance Area with an incredible line-up of DJs including Leonce, Alex Selio, and Esther Taylor, alongside the Community Stage hosting the best of local talent with drag performances from Adam All & Apple.

Brand new for 2022 is the Youth Area delivered in partnership with Welsh Youth Services, Child Friendly Wales and LGBTQ+ youth groups including Impact LGBT+, Goodvibes and Constellation. The Area includes a chill-out space as well as games and activities.

This will join the popular Family Area, sponsored this year by Circle IT, which is back and bigger than ever, with both areas providing a variety of entertainment and activities across the weekend.

Also returning for 2022 is Deaf Pride Cymru, who have a vibrant line-up and entertainment over the weekend and the Faith Tent, which will provide a multi-faith area and host a range of talks and panel discussions.

Gian Molinu, Chair of Pride Cymru said

“After two interrupted years, we are delighted to be celebrating Pride Cymru 2022 in person. On the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, we want to celebrate our communities, but also show how much is still needed in a society where hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community are on the rise, with our trans community particularly under attack.

“We can’t wait to bring everyone back together over the Bank Holiday weekend and reconnect altogether.”

The parade is inclusive and accessible to all, starting at 11am from Windsor Place, near the Capitol Centre. The full route will be available on the Pride Cymru website.

Gates to Pride Cymru will open on the City Hall site from midday on Saturday 27th August, and Sunday 28th August.

Standard adult entry tickets are £15 per day, with children’s tickets (5-14) £5 per day. Under 5s do not need to purchase a ticket. You can also purchase VIP package tickets are £30 per day.

To secure your tickets, see the full line up, or find more information, head to:

Pride Cymru 2019 on August 24, 2019 in Cardiff.

In preparation for the event, Cardiff Council have said that from 6am on Wednesday August 24th, the bottom of King Edward VII Avenue will be closed from the junction with City Hall Road down to the war memorial.
From 6am on Thursday, August 25th, the following roads will be closed:
• Gorsedd Gardens Road from the junction with Park Place
• Museum Avenue from the junction with College Road down to City Hall
• King Edward VII Avenue up to the Glamorgan Building
• City Hall Road in its entirety.
After the celebrations, these roads in the Civic Centre will be re-opened by 6pm on August 30th at the latest.
On the day of the parade – which is on Saturday August 27th – the following roads will be closed:
• From 4am until 12 noon, Windsor Place from the junction with Queen Street to the junction with Stuttgarter Strasse and Windsor Lane will be closed in its entirety
• From 9am until 2pm, there will be a full city centre road closure put in place for the parade, but North Road from Boulevard De Nantes to the junction with Column Road will also be closed. Access for buses and residents will be maintained on Westgate Street.
The full city centre road closure on Saturday August 27th includes:
• Kingsway from the junction with North Road to the junction with Duke Street
• Cowbridge Road East from the junction with Cathedral Road to the junction with Westgate Street
• Tudor Street from the junction with Clare Road to the junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment)
• Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from the junctions with Despenser Place to the junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted)
• Saunders Road from the junction with St Mary Street
• Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted)
• Penarth Road from the junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station
• North Road up between Boulevard De Nantes to the junction with Column Road
• The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street; Castle Street; High Street; St Mary Street; Caroline Street; Wood Street; Central Square; Westgate Street; Quay Street; Guildhall Place; Golate; Park Street; Havelock Street and Scott Road
• King Edward VII Avenue; Museum Avenue; City Hall Road; College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.


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