We are still busy planning another bigger and greater PrideFest this year and will reveal more details soon. PrideFest 2020 will build upon what everyone loved about last year’s festival:
- Not one, but two stages – we introduced a cabaret stage for smaller, more intimate performances
- Biggest and best line-up – we had some big names lined up for PrideFest 2019, including Soju from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11
- More accessible – we made PrideFest 2019 more accessible to those with hearing difficulties with British Sign Language interpreters at our main stage
- Same community focus – Croydon PrideFest is for the LGBT+ community, by the LGBT+ community which sets us apart from other pride festivals across the country
If you would like to get involved with PrideFest, take a look at how you can by clicking the button below:
Staying Safe at PrideFest
We want to make sure everyone has a fun and safe time at Croydon PrideFest. Please read our policies below.
Alcohol and Beverages
Our licensing conditions do not permit alcohol to be brought into the Croydon PrideFest venue. There will be three bars within Wandle Park serving alcohol and other non-alcoholic beverages which accept cash, card and contactless payments. Water can be brought into Wandle Park but must be in a transparent sealed or original container, and you may be asked to open it in front of security staff. We reserve the right to request the disposal of water prior to entry and bottled water is available to purchase beyond the entry point. Strictly no glass will be allowed into Wandle Park. Any glass found will be confiscated.
Bag searches will be undertaken at PrideFest for your safety. This may mean that queues could take a little longer than expected, but can be avoided if you do not need to bring a bag. We reserve the right to search any size bag at any time.
Security and Safety
Croydon PrideFest has a relaxed and fun atmosphere but please take the same precautions as you would on any other night out to be safe. There will be plenty of trained security staff around the festival venue who will be available if you have any queries or concerns. In an emergency, please follow the advice of security and stewards. Your safety is our top priority.
There is a zero tolerance policy to drugs and anyone in possession of drugs will be treated with normal enforcement laws, ejected from the venue and the police called. ‘Legal’ highs are also not permitted on site. No NOS is allowed – anyone found with NOS will be assumed you intend to supply which is illegal.
Photos and Videos
We will be taking photos and videos throughout the day for our own records and for local, regional and national publicity. Please let a member of our team know at the time if you would prefer not to be photographed or filmed. We will delete any pictures and/or videos and respect the privacy of each individual.