Take a look through our FAQs to see if your questions have already been answered before reaching out to us to ask. If your question still isn’t answered, drop us a message on our socials!
What time does Pride Cymru 2022 start and end?
The gates open at 12pm with entertainment from the start. We recommend that you get here early, so you don’t miss any of the action! The event finishes at 10.30pm with last entry by 10.00pm.
Where is Pride Cymru taking place?
Cardiff City Hall Lawns, right in front of Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum of Wales.
What is there at Pride Cymru?
We have the Admiral Main Stage, Community Stage, Dance Area, Circle IT Family Area, Youth Area plus the Faith Tent and Deaf Pride Tent. There will also be a market stall area and lots more to see and do!
What time does the parade start?
The parade will start at 11am from Windsor place, near the Capitol Centre. Please arrive early to allow our team plenty of time to get everyone ready. Any groups that have pre registered will be contacted in advance of the event with information about arrival.
Can I take part with accessibility needs?
Can children join in the parade? Do I need to register them?
Yes, of course - the more the merrier! To ensure the health and safety of you and your little ones, please make sure you register your children when you register yourself, regardless of age.
Do I need to pay to enter the parade?
Nope! The parade is totally free for individuals to walk in. If you can, we suggest making a £2 per person donation here, but this is voluntary. Donations raised will go towards supporting future parades and other Pride Cymru projects.
If you want to walk as an group (including as an organisation or business), you can find out information and costs here.
Why do you ask groups to register in advance?
The parade attracts thousands of people and registering groups in advance helps us manage the parade safely. It also allows us to make sure our diverse community is reflected in the order of the parade.
Can kids attend?
All ages are welcome! Under 5’s go free - they don’t need a ticket.
Children’s tickets are needed for 5 to 14 years old. These can only be purchased alongside a full price adult ticket. Up to two children can enter with each adult.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or over.
Buy your tickets here.
Can I buy a family ticket?
We don’t offer any family tickets but adults can buy up to 2 children’s tickets (5-14 years old) each when purchasing a full price ticket for themselves. Children under 5 can enter without a ticket. Buy your tickets here.
We don’t have weekend tickets for this year’s event, so if you want to come along to the events on both days please buy yourself a Saturday ticket and a Sunday ticket. Buy your tickets here.
What’s included in the VIP package?
So much! By purchasing a VIP bolt on ticket, you get access to the exclusive VIP area including seating (when available), complimentary use of the photobooth, access to designated VIP area toilets, a selection of light snacks, AND a free drink on arrival! Buy your tickets here.
Why can't I buy Saturday tickets?
Tickets for Saturday 27th August are no longer available to buy online, but there will be a limited number available to purchase on the day.
Our Saturday VIP tickets are now sold out, so these won't be available at the gate. Tickets for Sunday, including VIP tickets, are still available and you can buy them here.
We want to make the event as accessible as possible to everybody and we offer all reasonable measures to assist with your attendance and enjoyment.
At the same time, the event takes place on a large site made up of uneven surfaces and grass areas so navigating around the site may prove challenging. Volunteers are available to assist anyone having difficulties on the day.
Access tickets are available for those in need of a carer or personal assistant/companion. There is a viewing platform reserved for those with specific needs and there are disabled toilets around the site and a High Dependency toilet unit.
If you purchase an access ticket. Helen, our lovely Access Manager, will then be in touch to confirm your eligibility and to talk about your specific needs. If you need a mobility buggy, or you’d like to book disabled parking, Helen can also sort that out for you.
Help! I haven’t received my ticket. Where is it?
You should have received your tickets via email within a couple of hours of buying them. If you don’t have it after this time, please check your spam/junk folders as some tickets end up there.
Do I need to print my ticket?
Not if you don’t want to! As long as you have your ticket downloaded on your phone, and your phone is fully charged, you’ll be fine to enter.
However, printed tickets can be easier for our teams to scan. So, if you have access to a printer, we recommend printing yours so you can get into the event as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Can I buy tickets on the door?
Yes! However the cost of the ticket on the day will be more and subject to availability depending on capacity so we can’t guarantee entry. To save time, money and to make sure you get in on the day, we recommend buying your tickets in advance. Click here to buy now.
Can I re-enter with my tickets?
No, we operate a no re-entry policy. Once you leave the site you will need to buy another ticket to come back in although we hope you won’t want to leave! This is so we can maintain a safe number of people on site at all times, for your health and safety.
I bought tickets for a friend but the ticket has my name on it. Do they need to enter with me?
No, as long as you have a ticket, you can enter. However, once the ticket is scanned it can’t be reused so make sure everyone in your group uses their own ticket.
ON THE DAY
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome to attend. Please be mindful that the site can be very loud and busy at times and while on site, you bear full responsibility for your dog.
Can I bring my own food and drink with me?
You can bring non-alcoholic drinks in, but only in sealed, plastic containers of 500ml or less.
None of the following items are allowed to be brought into the event:
- Sharp objects (including knives, cutlery etc)
- Glass bottles (including perfume)
Your bags will be checked as you enter and prohibited items will be confiscated.
What cannot be brought into the event?
The following items are prohibited and CANNOT be brought into the event:
- Medicines without a prescription or justification
- Soft drinks in containers over 500ml or unsealed
- Cans or Metal Bottles
- Glass bottles (including perfume bottles)
- Syringes & Scalpels
- Large Bags
- Spray cans (including sun cream aerosol sprays)
- Selfie sticks
- Flares & Pyrotechnics
- Explosives, Signalling Devices, Smoking Devices
Is there a limit to bag size when I go in?
We strongly recommend you pack as light as you can. Your bag will be searched before you come in so the smaller the bag, the quicker you’ll get into the event. All bags will be tagged by security once searched. No suitcases or large holdalls please.
What happens if I bring alcohol/drugs in?
Alcohol and illegal drugs are 100% prohibited. Your bags will be searched on entry and any alcohol found will be confiscated. There will be bars on site where you can purchase drinks, but please drink responsibly. Anyone found with illegal substances will be refused entry with no refund.
Pride Cymru is a safe space and we ask everyone to be considerate of all attendees.
We operate a Challenge 25 policy and any under 18s found to be consuming alcohol may be removed from site.
Where can I park?
We recommend getting to Cardiff by public transport wherever possible. If you need to come by car, make sure you are aware of the road closures in place over the weekend.
You can find a list of car parks in the city centre here.
Can I see a map of the site?
Sure, see below:
I’d like to perform / I know someone who would be great!
We are fully booked for 2022 and no longer are looking for acts and performers.
What time do performances start?
As soon as the event site is open there will be entertainment, but different areas may have slightly different opening and closing times.
Who is performing on Saturday/Sunday?
Headliners for Saturday include Melanie C, Bimini & Mary Mac and For Sunday - Boney M, Bronwen Lewis & Victoria Scone. Follow us on social media for more announcements or take a look at our website What's on - Pride Cymru
Why have you put [ACT] on stage?
We have worked hard to develop an entertainment programme that offers something for everyone. Do let us know if you have an idea for an act you’d like to see next year!
Will I feel safe?
Pride Cymru is a safe space for our community to celebrate diversity and equality, and we expect attendees of all of our events to embrace and respect this. Pride work with our event delivery partners from Cardiff Council, South Wales Police and other emergency services during all stages of our planning, ensuring that the event is a safe experience for all.
Violent, threatening, or offensive behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated whether it’s against staff, volunteers, parade participants, market stall holders, security personnel or members of the public.
We will not tolerate any individual or group engaged in offensive behaviour or using any signage targeting an individual on grounds of their sexuality, gender, gender identity, race, age, nationality, disability, appearance, religion or any other protected characteristic.
If you witness or are made aware of any incident or behaviour that goes against the expected behaviour set out above, please inform a member of security staff or one of our volunteers.
For your safety we have event CCTV which is monitored and recorded. Anyone found to be harassing, being abusive or infringing on the bodily integrity of other participants or acting in a manner which goes against any of the above things that Pride Cymru stands for, will be asked to leave and, depending on the behaviour, may be referred to the Police.
MONKEYPOX: INFO & ADVICE
Monkeypox is a rare infection that is usually mild, but can cause severe illness for some people. The risk of catching it is still relatively low, but with the recent increase in cases in the UK, we should be aware of how we can better protect ourselves.
What are the symptoms?
The first symptoms of monkeypox include:
- a headache
- muscle aches
- swollen glands
- shivering (chills)
A rash usually appears within 5 days of the appearance of fever, often showing on the face, genitals, hands and feet. Some people may only notice a single area affected by a rash, while others notice multiple lesions across the body.
Can I catch monkeypox?
Anyone can catch monkeypox, but research suggests it's spreading largely within sexual networks between gay, bi, and other men who have sex with men. It's spread through close contact which can include touching contaminated items (e.g. clothing, bedding, etc.), coughs and sneezes, or touching infected lesions or scabs.
What should I do if I have symptoms of monkeypox?
Even if your symptoms are very mild, you should avoid close contact with others until you’ve sought advice. You should immediately call NHS 111, or contact a sexual health clinic, but please don’t go directly to your GP surgery. Click here for more information.
Please do not attend Pride Cymru if you have any symptoms of monkeypox.
Is it safe to attend Pride Cymru 2022?
The most important things we can do to stay safe at Pride Cymru amidst the monkeypox outbreak, are to be aware of the symptoms and to talk openly. We have listed the symptoms of monkeypox above so you are able to do a simple self-check before attending the event. Keep an eye out for any new rashes which can be quite small and can be found in the genital, pubic and anal areas.
If you find yourself a new sexual partner at Pride Cymru, we recommend exchanging contact details in case symptoms appear after contact. Speak frankly with new partners to make sure everyone involved is aware of the risks and what symptoms to look out for.
Look after yourselves and each other, and have a wonderful time at Pride Cymru 2022!