Despite the adverse weather conditions in Cardiff today, partygoers came to Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend to celebrate diversity and equality and round off an amazing weekend.
World famous drag queen, Courtney Act, closed the show in incredible style at Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend’s finale last night (Sunday 26 August). Attendees also saw performances from an array of international and local acts, Glee Club comedy and cabaret entertainment.
Earlier on Sunday, it was announced that Gabrielle’s performance wouldn’t be going head due to technical reasons – unrelated to the artist.
I’m so sorry I can’t perform @PrideCymru today, the stage I was supposed to be on has been closed due to the weather so I have been told my performance has been cancelled. Please know I was well on my way to Cardiff when I found out and I am gutted xx
— Gabrielle (@GabrielleUk) August 26, 2018
The Big Weekend is a celebration of inclusivity and diversity, held annually by Pride Cymru. 50,000 people are estimated to have attended the event on Cardiff City Lawns over the whole weekend, making it the biggest in the charity’s history.
Across the weekend, Saara Aalto, Derrick Barry, Katherine Ellis, Flip & Fill, Mutya and tributes to Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Cher also performed.
— Pride Cymru (@PrideCymru) August 26, 2018
On Saturday (25 August) saw over 15,000 people take part in the biggest Pride parade yet.
The theme for this year’s Big Weekend is #ProudToBeMe. The campaign aims to encourage members of the LGBT+ community and beyond to use their voice and be proud of their identity.
Lu Thomas, Pride Cymru’s Chair, said:
“This year’s event has been bigger and better than ever before! We’re so proud of everyone who has come to celebrate with us and make our Big Weekend such a massive success.
It’s been overwhelming to see the whole community and the whole of Wales come together to celebrate and support us, and stand shoulder to shoulder with our trans community, in solidarity when it matters most.“