Bolton’s first ever LGBT festival runs over three days with 8 very different events between 16th and 18th October and here is the full line up of events


Friday October 16th 10am
Football vs Homophobia with BWFC
Bolton Wanderers Football Club Academy
An Inter school football tournament with a anti homophobia workshop
For more information contact Adam Warriner at or Lou englefield on

Bolton Pride Dinner and LGBT Awards
Bolton Whites Hotel
Hosted by Craig Stevens
Performances from Charlie Healy, The Honeybuns, Father and Son, Joe Keegan and Soraya Vivian
LGBT Awards presented by Sir Ian McKellen

Saturday October 17th
Sing A Long Frozen
Bolton Central Library
Enjoy a very special sing a long version of the Disney classic at Bolton Library on le mans crescent at 2pm.Admission for this great family event is FREE and the Bolton Pride team will be on hand to answer any questions


You can find the Facebook event here


Manbears Cabaret Stage Saturday October 17th
The Venue
Hosted by Divina De Campo (Kiki/AXM) and Jon Holling (Tower FM)
with performances from Josh Taylor, Redd, Jes Stretton, Caitlyn Kennedy and many more fantastic acts including headline act…

Please note this is an over 18’s event

The Venue only holds 400 people so make sure you get a FREE early bird ticket to ensure that you get entry before 5pm.
To book tickets go here

Sunday October 18th 1pm
Pride The Movie
Bolton Central Library
Unison LGBT NW present
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. A must see for sure. Price Free
More info on Facebook here

Family Day and Market Event Sunday 18th October 12-6pm
Holiday Inn Bolton
Hosted by Unison LGBT NW
Market stalls, acoustic corner, games, youth zone, bar snacks, wellbeing demonstrations, kids area, entertainers and the Bolton Pride Bake Off with the Village Bakers

Love Bolton Hate Homophobia Candlelight Vigil
Victoria Square, Sunday 18th October,6pm
Hosted by Bolton FM and Unison LGBT NW
Candle light procession leading to Victoria Square where there will be guest speakers, performers and special guest the mayor of Bolton

As well as the main Pride weekend there were various fringe events in the run up including-


Community Health and wellbeing event Friday 9th October 10am-3pm at The University of Bolton`s Chancellor Building.
Free workshops in Dance, Yoga, Photography ,Henna, Sign language & more
Includes a free prize draw


Pride Live Saturday October 10th 2pm at The Blind Tiger, Nelson Square
Featuring performances by
Breaking Waves
Holly Jenkinson
Stuck Between Stories
The Folkestra
Liam McClair (Full Band)
The Attic Doctors
Blank Cheque
Ryan Lewis Walker

Followed by a range of guilty pleasures, indie, rock, pop and disco with resident DJ John Leather!

Only £3 on the door
Check out the facebook event here

Pitch perfect sing along- Sunday October 11th 1pm-3.30pm
We love a good sing a long and we love Pitch Perfect. Join Bolton Pride and Bolton Library and museum services for the first of a series of films that will be showing as part of Bolton Pride.

This is a free event but They will be taking donations on the door so please give what you can. The Bolton Pride team will be on hand to answer any questions about this years festival.

Find the Facebook event here


The looking glass burlesque at The Venue bar, Churchgate.

Thursday 15th October at 7.30pm.
Hosted by Billie Jean and featuring performances by-
Suzie Sequin
Scarlett von Rouge
Cece Sinclair
Sir Midnight Blues
Starla Slinksville
Krystal Kane
Beau Shortcake
Tickets £7 adv from
or £8.50 on the door