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Birmingham Pride has been postponed

The event was set to be held in May and headlined by Kelly Rowland and Cheryl.

2020-03-23

Birmingham Pride has been postponed, organisers have confirmed.

The Pride parade and festival, which was set to take place over the weekend of 23-24 May, has been pushed back a the world continues to battle the spread of coronavirus.

In a statment released on Monday (23 March), Birmingham Pride confirmed that the event - which was set to be headlined by Kelly Rowland and Cheryl - will now take place in September.

 

"As a result of the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic, we regret to announce that Birmingham Pride 2020 will be postponed and will NOT take place as planned on May 23rd and 24th.

"We are not cancelling Pride, however, we are pleased to confirm the new date of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, where Birmingham Pride 2020 will be showcasing a brand new space never used before - giving us all something to look forward to.

"We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously later into the summer months, so that we can go ahead with one of the most important dates in the LGBTQ calendar - we will do whatever it takes.

 
 
 
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BIRMINGHAM PRIDE - A STATEMENT As a result of the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic, we regret to announce that Birmingham Pride 2020 will be postponed and will NOT take place as planned on May 23rd and 24th. We are not cancelling Pride, however, we are pleased to confirm the new date of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, where Birmingham Pride 2020 will be showcasing a brand new space never used before - giving us all something to look forward to. We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously later into the summer months, so that we can go ahead with one of the most important dates in the LGBTQ calendar - we will do whatever it takes. Birmingham Pride is important to us all and the fantastic charities that we support. We are currently negotiating with all artists from this year's line up to appear in September and we are still very much excited to present what will be the biggest and best Birmingham Pride to date. We urge you to please support Birmingham Pride during these difficult times. You don't need to do anything, as your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates and more information will follow on the line up and other exciting things as they happen. If you would like to support further by donating your May 2020 ticket to Pride charities, you will have the option to do this when you log into your account on TicketSellers. Let’s all come together later in 2020 and in the meantime, stay safe, look after each other and remember, we are ‘Stronger Together’

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"Birmingham Pride is important to us all and the fantastic charities that we support."

Organisers added that they were in negotiations to bring back all the artists previously confirmed to appear at Birmingham Pride for the rescheduled dates, and that ticketholders would have their tickets automatically transferred.

"We are currently negotiating with all artists from this year's line up to appear in September and we are still very much excited to present what will be the biggest and best Birmingham Pride to date", they said.

"We urge you to please support Birmingham Pride during these difficult times. You don't need to do anything, as your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates and more information will follow on the line up and other exciting things as they happen.

"If you would like to support further by donating your May 2020 ticket to Pride charities, you will have the option to do this when you log into your account on TicketSellers.

"Let’s all come together later in 2020 and in the meantime, stay safe, look after each other and remember, we are ‘Stronger Together’."

The news comes after Pride in London announced on Monday that this year's event, scheduled to take place in June, had been postponed. Read more here.