Birmingham Pride 2023 Festival - joyful pictures as the party gets underway

A whopping 100,000 are joining the Birmingham Pride 2023 celebrations this weekend see our picture gallery with images from Ryan Underwood

With headliners the Sugababes, Gabrielle and B*Witched alongside a host of other amazing artists Birmingham Pride 2023 is set for success.

More than 100,000 are expected to join the celebration of diversity across Saturday and Sunday (May 27 & 28).

The Birmingham Pride Parade attracted thousands of supporters as a rainbow of colour whooshed through the city centre - from Centenary Square to the LBTQ+ Village.

Then the party got underway across six stages in and around Smithfield. Here’s a look at some of the action with the sunny weekend adding to the glory of Birmingham Pride 2023: