LGBT event returns after six years to celebrate local charity’s 30th anniversary
After a six-year break, Pink Festival returns to Cambridge this month, bringing with it a huge line-up of music and community fun from 3 to 4 September. Taking place at multiple venues across the city, the event is a celebration of the LGBT community in Cambridge and welcomes all, feeding all profits back into local LGBT charities.
The festival will be headlined by Andy Bell, best known as the frontman of electro pop duo Erasure. Born and raised in Peterborough, Bell is a patron of Cambridgeshire charity Dhiverse, which was established 30
years ago to provide support for people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Andy will be taking to the stage at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 3 September, performing a dazzling, high-energy show to celebrate the charity’s 30-year anniversary.
3 September will also offer a free LGBT+ community day at Cambridge Guildhall from 12 noon to 6pm. A great family day out, the event will feature community market stalls, workshops, arts, a fashion show and local performers. Rounding off the day’s fun will be Horse Meat Disco, a huge party over at Cambridge Junction that will see DJs including Paul Darking, Patrick Cavaliere and James Barrie on the wheels of steel. Expect classics, dance remixes and club tunes – plus some risqué cabaret-style entertainment from the Neon Moon club upstairs.
The next day, the fun continues with a Sunday shindig at the Boathouse on Chesterton Road. Head along to enjoy a day of entertainment which celebrates the best of local and regional music talent, featuring dozens of acts across three stages. Headlining the event is Angie Brown, best known as the voice behind Bizarre Inc’s I’m Gonna Get You. Also on the line-up are Keltrix, 4th Labyrinth, The MacGregors and many more.
“We are so excited to be back in 2016,” says Lara Jaffey, joint chair of the Pink Festival charity. “After a six-year break we are proud to be bringing some quality acts to Cambridge to help raise funds and awareness of LGBT+ causes. Although we won’t be at our usual home in Cherry Hinton Hall, there really is something for everyone over the weekend of celebrating.”