Birmingham Pride 2023: full list of road closures in place for the festival

Here are all the road closures in place for Birmingham Pride 2023 on May 27 and 28
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Birmingham Pride is just around the corner and the city is getting ready to celebrate the vibrant weekend in full-swing.

The countdown to Pride is on with celebrations set to take place on May 27 and 28. For the biggest festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Birmingham, the Smithfield site and the LGBTQ+ village will be transformed with multiple stages, fun fair, stalls, live acts, street party, and so much more.

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It is going to be a true celebration of love and joy without boundaries during the weekend in Birmingham city centre.

One of the most important parts of the festival is the Pride Parade - which will start from Centenary Square and go into the LGBTQ+ village.

The Parade road closures will initially effect Centenary Square and Broad Street from 9am on May 27. The rest of the route will have staggered closures in place from around 11.30am to 3pm when the Parade is scheduled to have fully finished its progress through.

The Parade starts at Centenary Square when thousands of people, from the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, will come together to walk, march and aboard decorated floats. The Parade will pass New Street, Moor Street before going into the LGBTQ+ village.

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Birmingham Pride Parade route (Photo - Birmingham Pride)Birmingham Pride Parade route (Photo - Birmingham Pride)
Birmingham Pride Parade route (Photo - Birmingham Pride)

Full list of road closures in place for the parade and the festival:

The LGBTQ+ village will be transformed and several roads in and around will either be closed or have restricted access.

The roads that will be closed are Hurst Street, Bromsgrove Street and Pershore Street. There will be restricted access to Essex Street, Lower Essex Street, Kent Street, Smallbrook Queensway and Sherlock Street. The festival area is marked in green in the map below.

Birmingham Pride 2023: road closuresBirmingham Pride 2023: road closures
Birmingham Pride 2023: road closures

Here is the full line up for the weekend festival

May 27

Main stage

The main stage will be set up in Smithfield and on May 27 the headline act is by Sugababes. Here is the full list of performers on the first day

  • Sugababes
  • Cat Burns
  • Samantha Mumba
  • Jodie Harsh
  • Mae Muller
  • Danny Beard
  • Tom Aspaul
  • Ryan Lanji
  • Paul Morrell Sound System featuring Katherine Ellis and Tom Barnwell
  • Keanan
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Rainbow Voices

Dance Arena

  • Sammy Virgi
  • Girls Don’t Sync
  • Just Soriah
  • Karakat
  • Ringers
  • Lauren Goulder
  • Malado
  • Tu3sday

Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage

  • Sandra
  • Tianna Biscuit
  • Amy Laqueefa
  • Lola Lasagne
  • Tanya Hyde
  • Miss Penny
  • January Butler as Celine Dion
  • Shania Pain
  • Lasha Bushra
  • Don One
  • Twiggy
  • KY Kelly

Carlos Medina Stage

  • Blanche
  • Cake Boi
  • Crip Ladywood
  • Dahliah Rivers
  • Sophie Stication
  • Ebony Krueger
  • Eric Scutaro
  • Emberly
  • House of Allure
  • Kenya Knott
  • Pork Pie
  • Terri Box
  • Tianna Biscuit
  • Donna Trump

Future Stage

  • Sounds Queer Takeover with Virgin X
  • Lannie Camper
  • Woseley
  • Two Thousand and Late
  • Indie disco with local DJs.

May 28

Main stage

  • Gabrielle
  • B*witched
  • Atomic Kitten
  • Boney M (featuring Maizie Williams)
  • Rylan (DJ set)
  • Liberty X
  • Caity Baker
  • Black Peppa
  • Sweet Female Attitude

Conrad Guest Cabaret Stage

  • Sandra
  • Son of a Tutu
  • Brenda La Beau
  • Martha D’Arthur
  • Jodie Doody as Kylie
  • Michelle Lawson as Whitney
  • Flick
  • Lady Imelda
  • Donna Trump
  • Pam Catz
  • Fatt Butcher
  • Blanche

Dance Arena

  • Jess Bays
  • Joe Hunt
  • Forbid
  • Paul Morrell
  • Nick Charles
  • Chunky B
  • Marcus James
  • Lisa Sharred
  • Yan Simonski

Carlos Medina Stage

  • Virgo Andromeda
  • The Enby Show
  • Jenna DaVinci
  • Tristan Treble
  • Alesha Tryed
  • Ula Lah
  • Blu Romantic
  • Mr Peach
  • House of Andre
  • Samosa
  • Yshee Black

Future Stage

  • Mnelia
  • Eddy Luna
  • Darkwah
  • Sophielou
  • Zoellz
  • Apw
  • Lesia
  • Local DJs

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