2011 revellers, Nottinghamshire Pride
Set on the sprawling green space that is Forest Recreation Ground, Nottinghamshire Pride is our contribution to the worldwide celebration of being able to fancy whoever you like without anyone kicking off about it. Having gone from strength to strength over the years - with the 2011 turnout exceeding 25,000 revellers - this year’s event will be a two-day festival with a ton of things to do, see and be part of.
Saturday’s stellar line-up sees Swedish superstar Basshunter headlining, with Ruth Lorenzo, Angie Brown and our own Nina Smith, plus many more entertaining the masses on the main stage. There’ll also be an acoustic stage, a youth stage, a dance tent, a burlesque tent, a healing tent, a trans area and an alternative tent hosted by Dirty Filthy Sexy. Bottom line – this event is becoming one of the city’s biggest and best music festivals. It doesn’t let up for one moment on the Sunday, with two music stages on the go. Local promoters I’m Not From London are hosting one of them, and will cram it with some of the hottest talent in town. Lambhorse Cabaret will be in attendance with their unique cabaret acts, as well as a theatre stage, a cinema stage, and a book and poetry tent. Still not quite satisfied that everyone’s been catered for? There’ll also be an art gallery, sports and workshops throughout the day.
Photo: Anna Griffin
Any event on the Forest wouldn’t be complete without a fair, food stalls and a bar (although alcohol restrictions do apply - further details can be found on the website). So for a single pound - that’s 50p a day, people who aren’t very good at maths - you can take part in one of the best weekends of the year. Come down and help paint this city every colour of the rainbow.
Nottinghamshire Pride, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2012, Forest Recreation Ground
Nottinghamshire Pride official website