Pride aLive Stage
Reading Pride is proud to welcome back our Pride aLive stage to our Love Unites 2023 Festival which has been gratefully sponsored this year by SSE.

It features fantastic local artists and bands who are either friends, allies and supporters of, or who themselves identify as LGBT+. Throughout the day they will be performing a mix of their own original songs and popular tunes. We have a strong and vibrant music scene here in Reading with many bands and acts on the cusp of breaking into the professional industry. This stage showcases that talent and the generous support there is locally for LGBT+ and across all diversity.

This year we are once again partnering with Readipop, a local charity which uses music and arts to enrich lives, communities and the cultural landscape of Reading and the Thames Valley, working with everyone from vulnerable young people and older folk, to aspiring artists and musicians.

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Supported by

Official Highlights Video
Dream Sellers
Cities in Dust
Country Chicks
Ellis Ballard
Country Moans
The Chah
Glass Half Broken
Oliver Hagen
Boho Supergroup
Colours and Fires
Lack of Faith

More Stages

Our Love Unites Festival boasts not one but four different stages.

‘Sue’s Main Stage’ Sponsored and Dedicated by Unite the Union

Our Main Stage offers a non-stop line-up of live entertainment throughout the day with a host of performers offering something for everyone.

PrideXtra Stage
Iota Events proudly presents the PrideXtra Stage, where the spotlight shall illuminate the dazzling queer scene of Reading and its surrounding areas. This year, you will witness a truly captivating platform that celebrates the vibrant diversity and unapologetic creativity of drag.
Club F.O.D Community Hub and Stage
Attendees can expect to be feel welcome and safe against the backdrop of Cabaret from Drag Performers, Vocalists and Comedians, Games, Karaoke, Music and Bingo. As well as acts you already know, Club F.O.D is proud to showcase local talent that you may not have seen before!
Family Area
Here at Reading Pride, we like to involve everyone of all ages. So once again, we have teamed up with NikNak to provide a full day of entertainment in our Family Area, sponsored by Bayer. From Discos, competitions and even drag queen story time, you’ll find something fun and exciting.