FAQs

  • What time does Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend start and where is it?

    Friday: 6pm – late

    Saturday: 12pm – late. Parade starts at 11am prompt, so if you’re joining please be there by 10.45am

    Sunday: 12pm – late

    Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend will take place outside on the Cardiff City Hall Lawns (CF10 3ND)

  • Help! I haven’t received my ticket. Where is it?

    You should have had your tickets sent to you within a couple of hours. If you don’t have it, please check your spam inbox as some tickets end up there. Still no ticket? Message us on Facebook and we’ll look into this for you!

  • Do I need to print my ticket?

    No, you can if you want to, but as long as you have the ticket ready either printed or on your phone, you’re good.

  • Can I buy tickets on the door?

    Yes you can, though these will be subject to availability & will be more expensive than advance tickets.

    On-the-door tickets will be £15  for adults and £5 for children under 14.

  • Can I re-enter with my tickets?

    No, Pride Cymru operates on an at any one time figure so if a customer leaves this makes way for another person to enter the event site. This is how we maintain our capacity and ensure a safe event for all to attend.

  • I bought tickets for a friend but the ticket has my name on it. Do they need to enter with me?

    No they don’t, as long as you have a ticket, you can enter. Once the ticket is scanned it cannot be reused so this shouldn’t be an issue.

  • Will I need to queue if I already have a ticket?

    Even though you have purchased a ticket this does not guarantee immediate entry and there may be queues on the day. Due capacity limits, the event may be operating on a 1-out-1-in basis, this may mean queuing for entry. There will be dedicated lanes for those who have pre-purchased their tickets, so that entry to the event site is as efficient as possible. Please bare this in mind when attending.

    Anyone, who purchased the VIP package will have a queue jump.

  • Can I bring food and drink in?

    Yes you can bring food in.  Plastic bottles can be brought in if sealed up to a max of 500ml. No alcohol, no glass bottles, no cans, no barbecues will be allowed on-site and bags will be checked as you enter.

    Refillable bottles can also be brought in, however they must be empty. There will be water fountains on site where you can fill your bottles. We won’t be able to let any bottles in that aren’t see through.

  • Is there a limit to my bag size when I go in?

    All bags are subject to a 100% bag search. We ask attendees to only bring a bag if absolutely necessary and keep the bag to no bigger than a rucksack. Your bag will be searched before you come in, so the smaller the bag, the quicker you’ll get into the event. 

  • What happens if I bring alcohol/drugs in?

    No. Alcohol will be confiscated and sniffer dogs and police are on-site. Drugs will be taken from you and you’ll be refused entry. Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is a safe space and we ask everyone to be considerate of all attendees.

  • What roads will be closed and when?

    Wales Online has laid out all closures: www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/pride-cymru-2019-road-closures-16709739.amp

  • What time does the parade start?

    11am prompt. Please be at the starting point on North Road by 10.45am. 

    When you register for the parade you will receive a package with essential information. Please check your spam inbox for this if you haven’t received it.

  • What is the route this year?

  • How long is the route and how long will it take?

    The route is 1.25 miles long and will take circa an hour and a half, which includes brief rest stops.

  • Is the parade route wheelchair-friendly? Can I take part with accessibility needs?

    Yes you can. We want everyone to be able to take part in our march if they want to. If you have any worries about the parade from an accessibility point of view contact helen@pridecymru.com

    When you register for the parade, there will be a question about your accessibility needs. Please be specific and our volunteers will make sure your needs are met.

  • Can children join in the parade? Do I need to register them?

    Of course, the more the merrier! We do need you to register your children regardless of age due to health and safety.

  • Do I need to pay to enter the parade?

    No, you don’t if you enter as an individual. We do suggest a £2 donation but this is not compulsory.

  • I want to perform/know someone who you should consider…

    Our stages for this year are fully booked so we are no longer looking. However, we’re always ready to hear from you about potential acts. Please email stages@pridecymru.com after 25th August to be considered for next year.

  • What time do performances start?

    Performances start from 12pm.

  • Who is performing on Friday/Saturday/Sunday?

  • When does the Glee tent open?

    The Glee tent opens at 1pm and closes at 9pm.

  • When do the outdoor dance area and DJ sets start?

    The outdoor dance area will be open from 1pm however some DJ sets like Gok Wan’s will take place on the Admiral Main Stage.

  • I saw there will be a dog show. How can I enter my dog?

    Yes there will be a dog show on Saturday 24 August hosted by Dogs Trust. You can enter your dog by registering them on our website. Enter your dog Here

    There will be a £3 entry fee, which will go to Dogs Trust in support of the animal welfare charity.

  • Will I feel safe?

    Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is there to be a safe space for everyone. 

    We ask anyone who comes to our event to be considerate and welcome everyone regardless of age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, and background. 

    Anyone who is not and makes hurtful or abusive comments will be asked to leave. If you notice such behaviour or any fights, please let a member of security or one of our volunteers know.

    We also work closely with South Wales Police, who will work hard to ensure no one in our community feels threatened or unsafe.