Croydon PrideFest 2019 was, as promised, bigger, better and more diverse than ever. An estimated 10,000 people headed to Wandle Park on Saturday 13th to join in the celebrations – double last years’ numbers – with around 1,000 people joining the parade itself through the town centre.
Organisers attributed this year’s success to the quality of the acts, the inclusive nature of the event and improved accessibility. Alongside the main stage, headlined by Croydon’s very own David McAlmont, UK rap star Lady Leshurr, and Soju from Ru Paul’s Drag Race – the event also had a new cabaret tent hosted by Batty Mama. Improved wheelchair access and British Sign Language interpreters helped to ensure that the event could be enjoyed by all.
Croydon Pride is a UK registered charity and organises the annual Croydon PrideFest parade and festival, which will next take place on 18th July 2020. Learn more about our partnership with Croydon Pride here.