With just over one week to go until Wolverhampton Pride 2024, people are being encouraged to get their tickets to the festival before advance ticket sales end and prices slightly increase.

The event takes place on Saturday 8 June at Old Market Square. Alongside headliners Denise van Outen bringing her fantastic live DJ set and everyone’s favourite Duncan James entertaining the crowds on the Carlsberg Marston’s Plaza Stage, the line-up also includes sets from vocal drag sensation Trixie Lee, rapper Nate Ethan, musical theatre star Jaymi Hensley, male vocalist Lee Anthony, Birmingham-based queer company Fatt Projects, tribute act Abba Gems, DJ and saxophonist Rafael Sax and Arena Theatre ‘How’ve You Been Dragged Up’ stars ElliXia Q Valentine and Miss Sundi.

Until 11.59pm today, Friday 31 May, prices are £4 for adults, £2 for concessions (12 to 17 years, over 65s, disabled and carer) with under 12s going free. 

From Saturday 1 June up until the event, tickets will increase to £5 for adults, £2.50 concessions and £1.25 for under 12s. People can find out more information and purchase tickets at Wolverhampton Pride 2024.

Ian Fegan, Director of City Economy and Partnerships at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “Wolverhampton Pride is now a firm staple in the city’s events calendar, I hope to see as many people as possible coming along to be part of a day when we are all able to come together to celebrate, honour and show our support for the LGBT+ community.”

A new addition to this year’s event is the introduction of the Pride Village, sponsored by LWC Independent Drinks Wholesaler, taking place on Victoria Street. This area is free for all to attend and will be the host of the Pride Village market, the University of Wolverhampton Village Stage and will be the starting point for the Pride Parade, which is sponsored by Wolverhampton’s Business Improvement District. The stage will have a variety of entertainment hosted by Dicky Dodd, taking place between 12pm – 5pm.

Pride Afterglow will be located at Pride House on Skinner Street. Several fringe activities such as yoga, needlecraft, a quiz, and a board game group have been organised by Wolverhampton LGBT+ that offers alternative ways for people to be involved in Wolverhampton Pride.

Finally, Pride is now a whole weekend. From Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June, a range of activities will be taking place across the city such as: a book club at Central Library, pre and after pride parties at The White Hart, a Dance Area at Gorgeous Nightclub and workshops at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to name a few. More information can be found of the Pride Weekend page of the website.

There will be several road closures around the event space to ensure the safe delivery of the event.

From Wednesday 5 June at midnight until Monday 10 June at 11.59pm, Market Square Road will be closed due to the build of the Pride Plaza. There will also be no pedestrian access on Old Market Square during this time.

From Saturday 8 June, 6am to 11.59pm:

  • School Street (no through road) – access to rear of businesses via School Street will be maintained, there will be access to Fold Street Car Park and the exit from Fold Street will be between Idea Shop and Istanbul Restaurant.

Saturday 8 June, 8.30am to Sunday 9 June, 6am:

  • Victoria Street will be closed.

Saturday 8 June, 12pm to 2pm a rolling road closure will be in place to enable the Pride Parade to make its way safely around the designated route:

  • Princess Street
  • Lichfield Street
  • Darlington Street
  • Berry Street
  • Queen Street
  • Victoria Street

To deliver the event the following car parks will be closed between midnight– 11.59pm:

  • Market Car Park: Thursday 6 June 2024 to Sunday 9 June 2024 
  • Bell Street Car Park: Saturday 8 June
  • School Street Car Park: Saturday 8 June 2024

For more details on other car parks that are available to use please go to City centre car parks

Wolverhampton Pride 2024 is brought to you in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council, Enjoy Wolverhampton, Gorgeous Radio, X2Y LGBT Youth, Wolverhampton LGBT+, The White Hart, Gorgeous Nightclub, Wolverhampton Homes and Arena Theatre.

All information is on Wolverhampton Pride’s website. Follow our socials @pridewton on Facebook and Instagram.