Party with Pride in Benidorm

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Thousands of revellers dressed to the nines will be taking to the streets of Benidorm in September for  Benidorm Pride 2016.

Free live music and DJs plus a dazzling White Party are being lined up for this year’s massive event which lead up the grand finale – a colourful parade from Levante Beach to the Julio Iglesias arena for the closing party.

Many capital cities around the world host Pride parties and parades, so it’s only fitting that the top tourist resort of Benidorm should hold one too. The resort is a top spot for tourists all over Europe, especially the British, and is well-known for its great gay community in the historic Old Town.

Now, during Benidorm Pride week, those Old Town bars and venues are ready to welcome the 10,000 or more visitors who enjoy the special event showcasing local talent. All in all, 30 top Benidorm acts have given their time for free to entertain the Pride crowds.

Having fun at Benidorm Pride

“We want everyone to come along and enjoy the fun. It doesn’t matter what sexuality you are,” said organiser Geoff Gartland.

“Pride is for everyone to enjoy. It’s not exclusively gay. We try to appeal to everyone including families who can come along and have a good time with us.

“This year should be really, really good. It attracts people from all over Europe. We had 10,000 here last year spending money in the hotels, bars and restaurants.”

Benidorm Pride is a great chance to enjoy the last of the summer with live music, parties and a massive fancy-dress parade.

Dazzling at Benidorm Pride

Monday 5 September
19.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments- Old Town
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the old town
Tuesday 6 September
19.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments- Old Town
00.00 Parties organised by bars and clubs in the old town
Wednesday 7 September
19.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments - Old Town.
20.00 - OPENING PARTY Gala at the Mirador del Castillo - Line up of local artists, drag queens, sexy GOGO dancers, DJ’s and more!
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the Old Town.
Thursday 8 September
19.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments- Old Town.
20.00 – WHITE PARTY at the Mirador del Castillo by the church in the old town with International DJ’s. GOGO dancers, live acts and full bar service.
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the old town.
Friday 9 September
19.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments- Old Town.
20.00 - SALVAJE (WILD) BLACK EDITION at the Auditorium Julio Iglesias - Spain’s newest and most popular club night. DJ line up includes Jusep Leon, Neo Scott and the the vocal talent of Joseph Molines.
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the Old Town.
Saturday 10 September
17.00 - Pride Parade – Rincón de Loix.
19.00 - T-DANCE - Pride Arena (Auditorium Julio Iglesias).
20.00 - MAIN STAGE – Pride Arena (Auditorium Julio Iglesias) – showcasing home-grown artists, DJ’s. Full bar service.
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the Old Town.
Sunday 11 September
20.00 - CLOSING PARTY - Benidorm port in the the Old Town. Open air party with live acts, DJ’s, bar service.
20.00 - Tapa and wine route at participating establishments - Old Town.
00.00 - Parties organised by bars and clubs in the Old Town.

Party time at Benidorm Pride

Head over to the Benidorm Pride website or Facebook page to find out more about events or to book tickets for the glitzy White Party.