From September 5 to 11 there will be six theme parties, various events and a Parade with more than 20 floats
Benidorm Pride warms up for its 12th edition, in which more than 20,000 people are expected
The organization hopes to recover the 4th national position with this Pride, which closes the European calendar
Benidorm Pride warms up to start its 12th edition in a few days, in which more than 20,000 people are expected to travel to the city, according to data provided today by the Councilor for Festivals and Events, Jesús Carrobles, and by Santos Torres , one of the organizers of this event that closes the European calendar of Pride festivities.
Both have presented today at a press conference the extensive program of events that will take place in the city from September 5 to 11, concentrating the activity on the last five days, in which six themed parties will take place, numerous events in more than 40 gay-friendly venues and the great Parade, “the parade-demonstration” that takes place on the afternoon of Saturday, September 10 and in which “more than twenty floats, American heads and vintage cars and motorcycles” will participate. As in previous editions, the Parade will depart at 5:00 p.m. and will travel along Paseo de Levante and a section of Avenida Mediterráneo until it reaches the Julio Iglesias auditorium in Parque de l’Aigüera.
Carrobles has highlighted that "Benidorm Pride is one of the benchmark events in our city, which attracts people to the city and which provides a note of colour that is so necessary after the last few years we have lived". The mayor has assured that the organization has given its maximum for this edition after in 2020 no Pride act could be held and in 2021 only a symbolic party, and he has had an impact on "the injection" that the figures of expected attendees suppose for Benidorm and that for the weekend "an occupancy of 98% is expected".
For his part, Santos Torres has indicated that in this edition "we want to recover that 4th or 5th position in which we were at a national level" within the Pride circuit; an objective that “I think we are going to achieve” based on the ‘feedback’ that is being obtained on social networks and the forecast of attendees. Some attendees among which stand out, in addition to the national public, are people from the United Kingdom and also Italians and French, the latter markets that have been reached through the tourist fairs that Visit Benidorm attends.
In this regard, he has assured that "Benidorm has always been a benchmark for the LGBTI community", a circumstance to which "events such as the Benidorm Fest and the Benidorm Pride Festival" have contributed in recent years.
Regarding the program of activities, Santos Torres has indicated that between Wednesday 7 and Sunday 11 September there will be six theme parties: Drag Attack + Opening Showtime, the Main Stage on Saturday night and the Crazy Circus with free admission; and White Party, The Glow and Pool Party, for which tickets can now be purchased through the Benidorm Pride Festival app.
In this 'app' the complete program of all the planned events and parties is also available, as well as the list of the more than 40 'gay-friendly' venues that collaborate with Pride and in which the activity will be concentrated during the days of Monday 5 and Tuesday 6.
Program of events
Monday, September 5. Theme parties on the premises of the Old Town.
Tuesday, September 6. Theme parties on the premises of the Old Town.
Wednesday, September 7.
20:00 - DRAG ATTACK + SHOWTIME Opening Party at the Oscar Esplá Amphitheater (beginning of L'Aigüera Park). Performances by local artists, Drag Queens, Gogos, DJs and many more surprises! Free entrance.
00:00 - Theme parties in the premises of the Old Town.
Thursday, September 8:
18.00 – MAGIC BOYS PRIDE EDITION - male striptease show at Chaplins Bar, Av. de Mallorca, 4. Buy your tickets on the Benidorm Pride Festival APP or at Company Bar, C/ San Miguel 16.
20:00 – WHITE PARTY at Oscar Esplá Amphitheater (beginning of L´Aigüera Park). With International DJs, Gogos and live performances. Buy your tickets in the APP of the Benidorm Pride Festival or at the door of the Amphitheater.
00:00 - Theme parties on the premises of the Old Town.
Friday, September 9.
14.00 - GIRLS & FRIENDS - Oasis Beach Club, Levante Beach. The best tribute band from Benidorm, Girls Aloud. DJ set with Jessie Brooke from UK radio Gaydio. Chill out the pool area, and jacuzzi.
18:00 – HEELS RACE at the Oscar Esplá Amphitheater (start of L’Aigüera Park). Free entrance.
20.00 – THE GLOW - Neon party, an explosion of colour and music. Oscar Esplá Amphitheater (beginning of L'Aigüera Park). Buy your tickets in the APP of the Benidorm Pride Festival or at the door of the Amphitheater.
00:00 - Theme parties on the premises of the Old Town.
Saturday, September 10:
17:00 - Parade of Floats THE PARADE – Starting the parade - demonstration in the Rincón de Loix and ending in the Julio Iglesias Auditorium.
19.00 – MAIN STAGE - Julio Iglesias Auditorium (Parque de L´Aigüera) - Free admission:
02:00 – KLUSTER PARTY at Penélope Disco (Avenida Comunidad Valenciana Km 121) - The most popular party of one of the biggest gay clubs in Madrid arrives at the Benidorm Pride Festival.
Sunday 11 September.
12.00 – POOL PARTY - Sex in the House by Monica X.
BC Music Resort - C/ Montecarlo, nº5 Rincón de Loix. Buy your tickets in Benidorm Pride Festival APP or at the door of the resort.
8:00 pm – CRAZY CIRCUS Closing Party – Bilbao Street, Levante Beach. Free entrance.
00:00 – Theme parties on the premises of the Old Town.