Information and FAQs 

EVENT INFORMATION  

The 2020 PRIDE Blackpool will be a combination of 5 main events over 3 days with fringe activities and events running alongside. 

Friday 5th will be the opening night and will feature a concert presenting Right Said Fred, Marc Almond, Lucy Spraggan and Lolly. 

Saturday 6th will begin with a morning parade before a day-time party event on the headland that will finish at 5pm.

Saturday night will feature a 2nd evening concert with Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) Headlining. 

Sunday 7th will be a candlelit vigil in a TBC venue and other events throughout the town.

TICKETS

Tickets for each of the evening concerts are £18 plus booking fee.

Weekend concert tickets are £30 plus booking fee. This will include entry to the Saturday day-time event. Simply bring your weekend concert ticket to the Saturday daytime event and it will be stamped upon arrival.  

Saturday daytime event will be a minimum donation of £5 to enter.

VIP tickets for each concert are £68 plus booking fee.

Weekend VIP tickets are £126 plus booking fee. Your Weekend VIP ticket will include entry to the Saturday day-time event. Simply bring your weekend VIP ticket to the Saturday daytime event and it will be stamped upon arrival. 

Accessible tickets 

For all Wheelchair/Ease of Access seating a limited amount of tickets are available. These tickets are available at the standard price allowing access to the accessible viewing platform and will include a free carer ticket.  

If you have specific access needs and wish to purchase a VIP ticket please contact Pride Blackpool directly.

In order to access the disabled platform and receive a free carer ticket, we need to receive evidence of proof of disability such as blue badge, DLA/DWP or PIP letter or letter on headed paper from a doctor/physician/NHS governing body/private healthcare consultant. If resident outside of UK please use equivalent documentation. 

The above is not exhaustive and we do consider each application on a case by case basis.  

Please note that if you wish to bring in medical equipment that falls within the permitted size of the restricted bag policy, you do not need to apply for an exemption certificate. 

Where are the entrances to the Arena? 

We will be operating one main entrance: North Promenade located behind the Beach House Bar & Bistro and Tourist Information Centre with entrance points as you approach from the North. 

People without tickets will be asked not to approach these areas and to collect their tickets first from Box Office before heading to the arena entrances, this will help us speed up the entry process. 

A temporary box office is situated outside the arena on the Promenade opposite the Beach House Bar & Bistro and Tourist Information Centre. This box office will be available from 12pm only on a show day and will close 15 minutes after the main act has gone onstage.  

Tickets will also be made available from the Tourist Information Centre during normal operating hours. 

On sale FAQs 

Where do I purchase tickets from? 

General sale tickets will only be available to purchase via our official ticketing partner Ticketweb Website: www.ticketweb.uk/events/org/237263  Telephone: 0844 477 1000 

Venue Safety 

Pride Blackpool has and always will continue to review security measures in conjunction with Blackpool Council, Lancashire Police and other emergency services. Further enhanced security checks have been put in place to provide reassurance and confidence and we advise you to arrive in plenty of time to pass through these additional security checks.  

Please support and cooperate fully with our team so we can efficiently carry out these measures to ensure safety and entry in time for the show.  

Please keep personal belongings to a minimum and only bring your essentials. Please do not bring backpacks of any size or large bags, as these will not be allowed into the arena. 

You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm (approx. A3 size piece of paper). 

There will be no temporary storage facilities for such items within the venue and it will be left to the patron to find a safe temporary facility to hold the item.

Bags left in unauthorised surrounding areas will be disposed of immediately. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.  

Anti-social Behaviour 

Pride Blackpool will endeavour to provide a fun but safe environment for everyone attending all of the weekend activities.  

Anti-social behaviour towards other guests and/or staff is not tolerated in any form and any problems should be notified immediately to one of the stewards. They will either be able to rectify the situation straight away or may refer the problem to Event Control. 

It is difficult for Event Control to respond to a problem if it is not reported at the time, so please make sure to speak to a steward or member of staff as soon as possible. 

What items are not allowed into the arena? 

Backpacks, holdalls, luggage, oversized bags and cushions. (Bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm will not be permitted)  

In addition these items are also not permitted into the arena or anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others;  

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed
  • Flammable liquids in any container 
  • Laser pens/pointers 
  • Professional video cameras, recording devices and cameras 
  • Laptop computers, iPads, Go Pro’s or tablets with filming and recording capabilities 
  • Large/golf/metal tipped umbrellas 
  • Knives or weapons of any kind 
  • Illegal drugs or substances 
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks 
  • Animals (except service animals to aid persons with disabilities) 
  • Air horns, cowbells or other noise-making distractions 
  • Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc) 
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc ) 
  • Fireworks, confetti or glitter bombs or sprays 
  • Balloons 
  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards 
  • Food 
  • Masks and helmets 
  • Large studs and chains 
  • Anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others

Are Children Allowed in the Arena? 

Children under 4 will be allowed in the arena free of charge with a paying adult.

Children between the ages of 4 – 14 must hold a valid ticket and will only be allowed into the arena with an accompanying adult over 18. 

Please note that there is no provision for the safe storage of pushchairs inside the arena.  

What will be the process with ID checks? 

Children under 14 will only be allowed with an adult over 18. The adult may have to provide ID in order for the entire party to gain entry to the arena. 

A strict challenge 25 policy will be in effect across all bars. This will be stated at the point of purchase.    

Accessible FAQ’s 

What entrance is the best to use for access requirements? 

There will be a separate lane for those with specific access needs located at the main entrance to the arena.

How do I access my seats? 

Pride Blackpool will have a raised accessible viewing platform located at the rear of the arena. Access to the platform will be via a ramp or stairs. Stewards will be on hand to assist if required. 

What if I need additional assistance during the show? 

Please speak to a member of our stewarding team who are positioned around the venue.