Portsmouth Pride 2018: Full parade route, South Western Railway strikes and everything else you need to know

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Portsmouth Pride is returning to the city this weekend – and we have rounded everything you need to know about it. 

The LGBTQ+ parade and event will be taking over Southsea on Saturday (September 15). 

Portsmouth Pride is this weekend.

Portsmouth Pride is this weekend.

Last year hundreds of people flocked to the city for Portsmouth Pride. 

The event is now in its fourth year. 

Here is everything you need to know about it: 

What is the parade route? 

For this year’s Portsmouth Pride, the parade will start at Coffee Cup in Eastney Esplanade, Southsea, then continue down the seafront, past Canoe Lake, and up to The Bandstand next to Southsea Castle. 

When does the parade begin? 

Portsmouth Pride’s parade will start at 10.30am at Coffee Cup in Eastney Esplanade and will last around an hour. 

What other events are on? 

As well as the parade, Portsmouth Pride will also have guests making speeches on the main stage at the Bandstand from 11.30am until noon. 

Between noon and 5pm there will be a range of entertainment including: 

- live performances 

- family entertainment 

- charity, local businesses and organisation stalls. 

Then Hampshire Boulevard Bar and Nightclub will be hosting an after party between 4pm and 6am on Sunday (September 16). 

Who is performing? 

Drag queen Alexis Michelle is headlining Portsmouth Pride this year. 

There will also be performances from: 

- Christopher Maloney

- Joe Black

- Cherry Liquor

- Miss Jason 

- The Foxes 

- Neptune Girls 

- The Fabulous Josh 

- Smashlyn Monroe 

- Rhythm City Six 

- Sammy Silver 

- Sakura Cyanide 

- Stephanie Von Clitz 

- 4U 

- Solen Gay Mens Choir 

- And many more 

Do I need a ticket? 

Portsmouth Pride is offering Alexis Monroe Meet and Greet tickets which start at £20 for standard tickets and £35 for VIP ones. 

You can purchase them here

What about South Western Railway strikes? 

Due to an ongoing dispute between the RMT union and South Western Railway there will be strikes on Saturday. 

For amended timetables, delay information and to plan your visit please visit South Western Railway’s website by clicking here