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Everything you need to know about Northern Pride 2023!

The highly anticipated Northern Pride 2023 event will make a grand return on July 22-23 at Newcastle Town Moor. As Proud Friends, we are thrilled to support the Northern Pride Festival and its incredible outreach work.

Pride 2023 lineup is full of fantastic performers, including X Factor winner Louisa Johnson, Steps favourite Lisa Scott-Lee, DJ Woody Cook, Zoe Ball – and transgender pop princess Freddie Lewis..

Community Village – Free Access Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 12 noon – 5pm

The Community Village will be hosting the sports and active life zone, as well as the LGBT Northern Social Group, which will offer support to first-time attendees. Additionally, the Family and Youth zone and the Health and Wellbeing area will be available throughout the entire weekend.

The Festival Arena: Ticket Access Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July from 1pm til 9pm

The confirmed line-up for Pride 2023

Saturday 23 July:

  • Louisa Johnson
  • DJ Woody Cook
  • Zoe Ball
  • Freddie Lewis
  • Spectacular Ministry of Sound does Pride performance.

Sunday 24 July:

  • Steps favourite, Lisa Scott-Lee
  • West End star, Miriam-Teak Lee
  • Capital drive time host and X Factor alumni, Sam Lavery

This year’s Festival Arena will be ticketed. This ticket will also give you access to the rest of the Festival Arena, where you’ll find the Main Stage, Fun Fair, Be Scene Zone, and plenty of food and drink options!

Tickets for the Pride party start from £8 and can be purchased here.

Are you Pride ready? Join us on Saturday 22 July from 10am – 2pm to enhance your Pride look with our face painting and glitter event located at Chevy Chase. Find out more here.

Tech Talent Live

The Tech Festival of the North East coming to Eldon Square.

TECH TALENT LIVE is a free drop-in event designed to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent in the region, and its team will be available inside the Eldon Square Pop-Up Shop located next to Pandora from the 19 – 23 June to talk about Tech NExt festival and how you can get involved.

The immersive pop-up shop is a three-day event where the public can come and experience technology first-hand. A fantastic opportunity to explore and interact with the latest in virtual and augmented reality.


Alongside the Eldon Square pop up, the TechNExt Festival will host over 50 events across the North East from Teeside to Tynemouth. As part of this, Tech Talent Live is a free, drop-in event for anyone keen to learn more about careers in tech. This event aims to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent, alongside showcasing North East employers to anyone looking for a role in tech.  The iconic Baltic, Gateshead plays host to this incredible event, Thursday 22nd, 12.30pm.

The North East has one of the highest proportions of STEM students in the county, with over 67,000 people studying science, technology, engineering and maths and the region has the highest proportion of computer science students in England. Thanks to the world-class education facilities, the region has access to some of the best future tech talent in the sector, but the challenge for businesses is keeping them here.

Cormac Hamilton, General Manager at Eldon Square commented: “We are honoured to take part in this year’s TechNExt festival, making Eldon Square one of the locations to bring together the local community of students, graduates, career changers and those new to the tech sector. We hope this community designed event will help showcase the brilliant talent and exciting tech opportunities that will shape our future in the North East.”

Jill McKinney, director at Dynamo and skills lead at Sunderland Software City said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring TechNExt to the Newcastle city centre at Eldon Square where we can help to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent. There will be a range of North East employers from the sector to help highlight the different tech careers and opportunities within tech. We look forward to seeing tech enthusiasts of all kinds take part throughout the TechNExt festival.”

TechNExt is powered by Sunderland Software City and Dynamo and is supported by all North East Local Authorities. Headline sponsors for TechNExt are Digital Catapult, Newcastle Strategic Solutions, Opencast and Sage.

For opening hours of the pop-up store and more information click here or to book tickets, please click here.