Kirklees Pride promises to be a day of great comedy and fantastic music and will be held in Huddersfield town centre.

The free event will be in St George’s Square on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm to 8pm headlined by internationally renowned saxophonist Ellie Sax who has worked with some world-famous DJs and artists and will be on stage around 7.15pm.

The main stage will also feature Jaymi Hensley (on stage 6.30pm), formerly of Boy Band Union J, Huddersfield band The Will Yates Experience (from 2.15pm), a Dua Lipa tribute act (on stage around 5.15pm) plus performances from local drag artists.

The event will be compered by the inimitable Mamma Bear and there will be street theatre from the incredible Granny Turismo – the world’s first and only shopping trolley dance display team – a giant inflatable wipeout game, free face painting, badge and bracelet making.

Food and drink stalls will include Magic Rock, RAIN bar, Bean Brothers Coffee, Punch Pan Yum and Nomadic Pizza.

There will be craft and circus skills workshops and the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be bringing a display of their Queer Stories exhibition.

Clr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “We are once again delighted to support Kirklees Pride as it develops and grows. This year’s event is part of our Kirklees Year of Music so it’s only fitting there will be a fabulous line up of musical acts to entertain throughout the day.

“Pride is an important event all over the world in educating and challenging the prejudices that are faced by the LGBTQIA+ community for simply being themselves.

“We are proud to be diverse and inclusive here in Kirklees and our Pride event is in support and celebration of the community in our borough.”

For more information go to Kirklees Pride 2023 (

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.