Your guide to Lincoln Pride 2016

Visitors to Lincoln this weekend should expect masses of colour as the annual Pride festival comes to the city.

Members of the local LGBT community will also welcome their first ever official pride parade.

The parade will take place on the morning of Lincoln Pride 2016 ­on Saturday, September 24 at 11am before the Brayford main stage event at 12pm.

Photo: Lincoln Pride

Photo: Lincoln Pride

Boy band Union J have also been announced as the headline act for this year’s Lincoln Pride event.

The parade route will start near City Square and will follow pedestrianised streets, finally ending at the location of the main stage on the Brayford, giving everyone a chance to take their places to see the whole day of free entertainment available.

Among others in the lineup of performers is Lloyd Daniels, who is most famous for his TV appearances and starring role in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Other artists in the line­up include Sam Solace, Jason Prince, Stacey Jackson and Lee Lambert.

A representative from Lincoln Pride UK said: “We wanted to make sure that 2016 was the biggest Lincoln Pride yet, and the parade along with our new location on the Brayford will make that a reality.

“We’ve worked hard and spoken to the Highways Agency at length to ensure that there’ll be as little disruption as possible to local residents, but that the parade will be central enough that anyone wants to view it will be able to.”