BOLTON Pride is well underway today and people are out in force enjoying fun in the sun.

The parade arrived at Victoria Square this morning with a bang as bands played their way down the town centre streets lined with rainbow flags. Entertainment kicked off in the square with performances by the cast of Aladdin, coming to the Albert Halls later this year, and Pride-goers have been celebrating with music, food and stalls ever since.

Here's everything you need to know about the rest of the afternoon and the Pride events tomorrow:

Over five hours, there will be music and entertainment from Nadia Business, Andrew Curphey, Vegan Queens and Sam Dickinson along with headliners La Voix, Kevin Simm and Michael Rice.

The Market Place will place host to plenty of stalls and activities along with the Bolton FM Stage which will be programmed with a variety of live entertainment throughout the day.

This year the Alma Inn of Bradshawgate will host the Alternative Stage which will be raising money for the homeless. Live music starts from 8pm featuring LGBT+ bands including a range of music from skate punk to Rupaul’s Drag Race covers band.

The official Bolton Pride after-party will take place at The Venue on Churchgate where Garlands of Liverpool take over part of their 25th anniversary celebration tour. Tickets are £6 and include a drink available from or The Venue directly.

On Sunday, Victoria Square host a family fun day with live entertainment from 11am featuring headliner, chart topper, Tina Cousins.

Information about hate crime and how to tackle it will be at the Market Place.

Bolton Pride host a rainbow hunt for families to get involved with including flash prizes and the chance to be entered into a main prize draw.

From 5pm Great Ale in the Vaults will welcome the official camp quiz closing party.

For details of the full Bolton Pride 2019 programme visit