50,000 visitors expected as excitement builds for Newry’s 2019 Pride event

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Excitement is building in the city after Newry Rainbow Community announced the international headline artists for Pride in Newry – UK & Ireland Pride 2019’s free concert.


Live on stage in Newry for the first time we will be Claire Richards (Lead Singer, Steps), Heather Small (M People), Saara Aalto (Finnish Singer, Eurovision & UK X factor finalist – runner-up on BBC’s Dancing On Ice 2019) and B*Witched (C’est la vie).


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It also includes Donna Marie – International Lady Gaga Impersonator and BBC 1’s ‘All together now star’ who brings as support ‘Bradley Cooper’, her own band and dancers. Also returning are local favourites the Just Adam Band and Welsh singer/songwriter Ellie Dibben.



The Newry Rainbow community acknowledged the assistance of Newry Mourne and Down District Council and Northern Ireland Tourist Board who helped make this international festival a reality.

The pride parade and international festival takes place in Newry city centre over 10 days culminating with the main day on the 31 August 2019.



The parade follows a route that incorporates most of the city’s main streets.

The NRC anticipates up to 50,000 visitors with many festival events occurring in city centre hotels, private and public buildings including Newry’s Arts Centre.

The international festival promotes Northern Ireland as an inclusive, welcoming international tourist destination. This is the first time that the UK & Ireland Pride event has been awarded to any city in Ireland.



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