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Andover Gets Loud & Proud – Andover Pride on the 22nd June

The town is gearing up for a vibrant celebration of love, diversity, and community with its first-ever Pride event on Saturday, June 22nd from 12pm to 6pm at Pocket Park.

Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! Andover Pride 2024 throws open its arms to the LGBTQIA+ community, their allies, and everyone in between.

The energy will be electric with live music keeping the party going alongside a fantastic line-up of family entertainment. There’s something for everyone, from face painting and pronoun badge-making to a dazzling drag queen performance.

Attendees can also snag limited-edition Pride badges and bracelets, all designed to showcase Andover’s incredible spirit. And no Pride celebration is complete without a fun activity trail! Join the InAndover trail, a local favourite, and explore the town in a whole new light.

Andover Pride 2024 is more than just a party; it’s a celebration of inclusivity and acceptance. The event aims to shine a spotlight on the town’s welcoming atmosphere and rich tapestry of identities. Organisers are confident this event will create lasting happy memories for residents and visitors alike.

Food and drink will be flowing throughout the town centre, with the team at Town Mills hosting a sizzling BBQ and offering a refreshing selection of beverages. For added convenience, gender-neutral toilets will be available for all at the Town Mills.

Tickets to this historic event are officially sold out! The overwhelming response from the community is a true testament to the power of love and togetherness. Organisers made the difficult decision to implement a ticketing system to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Don’t despair if you missed out on tickets! Our partners at InAndover have a variety of exciting Pride events and activities planned across town. Keep an eye on this page for all the latest updates.

The event will be hosted by Andover Radio’s Ben Tuffin, Andover Radio veteran Luis Wyatt, and the fabulous Miss Lucy Luscious Lips. Get ready for an afternoon that will leave you smiling from ear to ear!

And now, let’s meet the incredible line-up of performers gracing the Andover Pride stage!

  • Kate Plumtree: This upbeat performer and soulful singer/guitarist will bring the house down with a mix of popular covers and original material. Get ready for everything from dance-floor anthems to epic ballads!
  • Andover Musical Theatre Company (AMTC): For over 60 years, AMTC has been a cornerstone of Andover’s entertainment scene. They’ll be showcasing their talents with a special Pride performance.
  • In Colour: This exciting local indie rock duo featuring Georgie Amelia on vocals and guitar and Elynn Starkey on bass will bring their unique blend of quirky originals and covers for an acoustic set.
  • Mojo and the Royal Restitution: Local boy Mojo returns home with his electrifying 7-piece band, ready to ignite the stage with their fusion of funk, rock, and folk.
  • Velour: This South Coast synth-pop duo brings a captivating blend of contemporary and nostalgic sounds. Their heartfelt vocals and dreampop melodies will leave you wanting more.