Birmingham Pride 2024: Parade route, road closures, lineup, headliners & more

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Thousands of people are expected to attend the two-day festival that will kick off with the Pride Parade this weekend

Birmingham Pride is set to return this weekend to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community for its 27th year.

Birmingham city centre will be transformed for live performances from huge names and dance acts to celebrate the weekend.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beverley Knight, Loreen and Jamelia will be headlining this year’s festival which takes place from on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday May 26.

You can see the lineup in full, here.

Pride 2024 route

Pride kicks off this Saturday at 11am in Centenary Square, with the march starting at 12pm. The procession will continue through Victoria Square and past the Town Hall and onto New Street before going through Carrs Lane and towards Moor Street Station.

The procession will then turn right turn onto Moor Street Queensway/ St.Martins Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway and then left onto Hurst Street and right turn onto Thorp Street.

Festival route

Road closures and crowd barriers will be in place to facilitate the safe passage of the parade as it passes through the city. Vehicle access to frontages on the Parade route will not be possible whilst the procession passes through the city. Council officials will re-open the roads as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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Parade route road closures will commence from 8.45am ahead of the parade launch on Centenary Square at midday. Road closures will be managed along the route and will be re-opened in sequence following the safe passage of the parade until approximately 3pm.

Road closure map (road closures in red)Road closure map (road closures in red)
Road closure map (road closures in red)

Street Party & Smithfield Festival Site Road Closures

Festival site road closures will be in place from Friday, May 24, to the morning of Monday, May 27. Hurst Street from Bromsgrove Street to Sherlock Street and Skinner Lane will be closed from 8am on Friday until 10am on Monday.

Bromsgrove Street from Lower Essex Street will also be closed to Hurst Street will be closed from 10am on Friday until 10am Monday.

Kent Street, Lower Essex Street and Claybrook Street will be closed from 4pm on Friday. All other full and restricted road closures will run between 4am on Saturday until 4am on Monday bank holiday.

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Businesses within the Street Party Festival site on Bromsgrove Street, Hurst Street, Kent Street, Lower Essex Street, and Gooch Street North will only have vehicular access until 8am on Saturday and Sunday.

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