Liverpool’s annual Pride event, which is supported by Barclays, will move to a new site on the world-famous waterfront for 2022.
LCR Pride Foundation, the organisation responsible for delivering Pride in Liverpool, has announced that this year’s free festival will move from its usual site on Tithebarn Street to Liverpool’s world-famous Pier Head.
Pride in Liverpool 2022 returns on Saturday 30th July after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The change in location comes due to circumstances beyond the organisation’s control, after it was informed that roadworks were due to start imminently on Tithebarn Street, meaning the original planned site would not be “not safe or viable” for the event on the day.
The change in festival site will also alter the route for the city’s annual March with Pride, where members of the LGBT+ community and its allies march through the city’s streets in protest, celebration and solidarity. However, as in previous years, the march will start from St George’s Plateau.
Andi Herring, CEO and Co-founder of LCR Pride Foundation said: “While a change in site so late in the planning stages of Pride in Liverpool is never ideal, the safety of those attending and working at the festival is paramount.
“We have a dedicated team of event professionals, suppliers and traders who have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are able to come together at the new site for the celebration that our community deserves and has been eagerly anticipating.
“Despite the change in location the event remains completely free and we are sure that Pride In Liverpool at Pier Head will be worth the wait. We are also continuing to work and support businesses in Liverpool's Pride Quarter and across the city with their plans for the day, so the whole city can show its support for our LGBT+ community. With LIMF also taking place in the city, we’re expecting a busy weekend!
“We would like to extend our gratitude for the support provided by our sponsors, in particular Barclays, and all of our joint partner agencies, emergency services and city council teams that are assisting with the planning of this year’s event and late notice change to our site.”
Stay tuned to prideinliverpool.co.uk for further updates.
To register for the March with Pride, visit: lcrpride.co.uk/march