PRIDE PICKS: Foyle Gay Pride Festival 2014


Derry/Londonderry’s Foyle Pride Festival will return again for it’s fourth year from August 21 to 24, and organisers promise an even bigger and better festival than the last.



Derry / Londonderry’s annual Foyle Gay Pride Festival has become one of the highlights of the summer, with a unique family friendly feel to the parade, inspirational speakers, workshops and fantastic nights out with live music and local artists.

The parade itself is a spectacular and colourful event, it’s carnival atmosphere will create a fantastic day out for all the family on Saturday, August 23 at 2PM.

The theme for this year is “Pride Not Prejudice” and thousands are expected to be participating in the weekend’s events. The parade will assemble at Waterside Train Station and end at Guildhall Square, with the celebration continuing with an outside concert.

Foyle Pride promotes understanding and respect for diversity, it provides a full programme of quality entertainment and creativity with mass appeal actively enhancing Derry’s reputation as an enjoyable welcoming and safe place. This year, the Foyle Pride Committee expect the festival to be bigger and better and hope that all of the Derry community and communities further afield  will come out and show support.


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The Turning – A great punky mod rocking band, they have played selective gigs across the Uk, Ireland and Europe – most notably, supporting their good friends The Strypes during their Uk tour.

The Wood Burning Savages – Just back from their set at Glastonbury. The Wood Burning Savages are a supercharged alternative rock outfit from Derry, with music, energy, and vigour to set any venue ablaze. Young, witty and full of confidence, their impassioned honesty and sonic alchemy make them a band you need to hear.

The Wonder Villians – a party-pop band from Derry, they have just released there debut album “Rocky”.

The Foyle Follies – Derry’s original Drag Cabaret Comedy show, consisting of a team of drag queens and their fabulous dancers this show is a must see for any venue.
A small stage will also be set up in Cafe Soul for all up and coming young artists who would like to showcase their music, contact Eimear Willis for details on [email protected]

There will be face painting and balloon modelling for the kids and much more to be confirmed. 

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