PRIDE is returning to Winsford.

The town will host its second Pride event this summer following the success of its inaugural event in 2023.

A day of music and entertainment celebrating diversity and the LGBTQ+ community is promised, with hopes that the event will become a 'fixture' of the town's calendar.

Winsford town mayor, Cllr Ernie Welch, said: “It is good we are celebrating our second Pride event after the great success of last year’s event.

“It is a great opportunity for people to come together and enjoy the day in a safe environment, which will now be a regular annual day in our diary of events.”

Cllr Wayne Fletcher added: “As a council, we want to ensure that Winsford Pride becomes a firm fixture in the town’s events calendar; that it is representative and reflective of what the LGBTQ+ community want, and that it’s celebrated and something that our town can truly be proud of.

“Whilst we aren’t quite able to announce the line-up just yet, all I can say is it will be an event you do not want to miss!”

Northwich Guardian: Draq queen GemiTy and Mayor of Winsford Ernie WelchDraq queen GemiTy and Mayor of Winsford Ernie Welch (Image: Winsford Town Council)

Winsford hosted its first-ever pride event last September and it proved to be a hit.

Hundreds of LGBTQ+ residents, friends, allies and supporters flocked to the town to enjoy entertainment from X-Factor finalist Sophie Bond, ABBA tribute One More Look, and star of BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, Kieran Cox.

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This year’s event will once again be held at Marina Island and will feature the return of drag queen, GemiTy.

In addition to performances, attendees can expect stalls showcasing local artisans and a variety of food and drink vendors.

Winsford Pride is scheduled to take place on Saturday (June 22) from 3pm to 8pm.

It is sponsored by H2E Commerce, CW Estate Agents, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Tiger Trailers, with more sponsorship packages available by contacting or 01606 593582.

Kay Dodds, Marketing Manager of H2E Commerce added “‘Cartridge People are delighted to be sponsoring Winsford Pride 2024 and we hope everyone has a wonderful time.”