It’s the news that the LGBTIQA+ community and their allies have been waiting for. After a glittering debut last year, the City of Moreton Bay’s biggest LGBTIQA+ celebration is poised to return and paint the city rainbow.
Moreton Bay Pridefest, which has a vision to make Moreton Bay a happier, healthier, safer, and more culturally rich and diverse place for the LGBTIQA+ community, will be held during World Pride Month on June 8 at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine.
The first program announcement has been made and includes three stages of entertainment, the return of the Rollabae Skate Rink, One Love Zone featuring community organisations and support services, Slay Lane Markets, as well as a continued focus on accessibility and inclusion with a Quiet Zone.
A spokesman for Moreton Bay City Council says the city prides itself on inclusivity, community, and accessibility.
“This is what people look for in a place to call home, and we’re proud to say that Moreton Bay delivers on this promise. Moreton Bay PrideFest is more than a celebration, it’s our community’s powerful statement of unity and pride,” he says.
Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism CEO Natassia Wheeler says the 2024 PrideFest program has been crafted to reflect the community’s feedback and will showcase the City of Moreton Bay as a leading gay-friendly destination.
“This return, sparked by the overwhelming success of the first PrideFest, promises to be an even more colourful and inclusive event. Feedback from festivalgoers was overwhelmingly positive, with many proclaiming it as the best Pride event they had attended, particularly in Queensland,” Natassia says.
“We’re confident that PrideFest will become a key event on the Australian World Pride calendar that draws visitors from across the nation and beyond.”
More news to come
Not wanting to give away all the juicy secrets at once, a second program drop will be released on February 27 at 10am, revealing the highly anticipated Main Stage headliners, and some extra special surprises.
Tickets are on sale now and include never-seen-before pricing on General Admission tickets and family discounts, all in the name of inclusivity and love.
The VIP package is also back, serving up an up-close-and-personal moment with the Main Stage for those wanting to add a little extra sparkle to their PrideFest experience.
Program information and tickets are on sale now via the website
Moreton Bay PrideFest is organised by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism on behalf of the City of Moreton Bay.
The event is supported by corporate sponsors with UniSC, Dynamic Bradview Roofing, Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, Carer Gateway – Wellways Australia, Matchsticks Marketing Agency and QNews already jumping onboard for 2024.
Date: June 8, 2024
Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
For more information, head to the website
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