Event Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I bring my own food or drink to People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: yes, we do not feel it is fair or right to stop you from bringing your own food and drink to a public event. 

Question: Can I bring alcohol to People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: NO, we are sorry but we have a licence to sell alcohol onsite at the event and therefore you will not be allowed to bring alcohol into the site. However we are pleased to let you know that our beer tent is supplied to us by The Angel Inn, Southampton.


The Angel Inn Southampton, is a very reasonably priced bar and the prices on-site will be the same as what you would expect to pay in The Angel Inn itself, thus will be cheaper than any event that you have been to.

We do ask however that you do not become a nuisance or get drunk to excess as you will be asked to leave. We also ask that you do not allow under 18's to consume the alcohol that you have purchased.  

Question: How much are tickets to People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: We do not charge for People's Pride Southampton this is a completely free event for anyone to attend, there are also no tickets needed.

Question: Can I bring my dog to People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: Yes, Dogs are welcome at People's Pride Southampton, provided they are kept on a lead. We also ask that you clean up after them.

Question: Where is People's Pride Southampton being held?

Answer: People's Pride Southampton is being held at The Bandstand, Palmerston Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 1LL. For directions please click here or on the directions tab above.

Question: Are there cash machines on-site?

Answer: We do not have any cash machines on-site, but there is a cash machine at the local shop opposite our site called  Central Convenience Store, the address for which is 1 Palmerston Road, Southampton, SO14 1LL. There are also various bank branches a short walk up to Above Bar Street.

Question: Can I bring my own camera?

Answer: We welcome personal cameras, however, if you are looking to take professional photos, a media pass must be arranged by contacting: press@peoplesprideuk.com before Friday 24th September 2021. We also encourage you to send your photos to us for use in our gallery and promotional materials, you will retain all rights to these photos. Send us your event photos to press@peoplesprideuk.com

Question: Where can I go for help on the day?

Answer: We have a huge array of options available to you. If you need help or assistance with anything please speak to one of our volunteer marshalls or security staff who will be on-site for the duration of the event and are all in radio contact. We will also have an accessibility tent on site that can help with assisting people with accessibility issues around the site and much more.

Question: I am sensitive to loud music and sounds, what do you have in place?

Answer: We are happy to say that all of our music and acts are going to be at an appropriate level throughout the entire event, in the event however that you feel uncomfortable or would like to escape the noise of crowds, etc, please go to our quiet tent, where ear defenders are also supplied free of charge. 

Question: I would like to use ear defenders at the event, can you help?

Answer: We are pleased to say that we have a limited amount of ear defenders available for use around the site, you will be required to pay a refundable deposit of £5.00 to be able to use these around the site, please see the accessibility tent on arrival.

Question: I do not like enclosed spaces, have you prepared for this?

Answer: We are pleased to say that our event is being laid out in a way that is accessible to all. The way the site will be laid out will mean that you will have many exits and entrances without feeling entrapped, if you need assistance please visit the accessibility tent.

Question: will you have toilets on-site?

Answer: We are pleased to say that we will not only have toilets on-site, but they will be gender-neutral, and as well as that, we will also have accessible toilets for those with disabilities on-site too.

Question: Are you the same people that organise Southampton Pride?

Answer: No we are not the same people that organise Southampton Pride, we have had several meetings with the key organizers of Southampton Pride and although we are both working to different aims,  we are supportive of each other's events.

Question: Will food and drink be available at People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: There will be a cafe on site serving up delightful food courtesy of the Art House, Southampton as well as a burger van selling burgers and hot dogs, etc. We will also have some stallholders who sell sweets, popcorn, ice cream, alcoholic candy floss, and much more.

Question: How can I perform at People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: Please click here to apply to perform at our event, or visit the artist applications tab above.

Question: How can I have a stall at People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: Please click here, or visit the stallholder application tab above.

Question: How do I become a sponsor or donate to People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: There are a few ways that you can apply to become a sponsor of People's Pride Southampton or indeed donate to us. Please take a look at our donate page by clicking here or visit the ways to give tab above.

Question: Why have you started People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: Capitalism is failing us once again, we see from our research that Pride events across the country are starting to charge people for what is primarily a festival to encourage the LGBT+ community to rise up and fight for their right to to be accepted. The issue with this is not only does it exclude people who are low waged, but it's become more and more un-accessible to all. We want an event that is FREE to all, accessible to all, and fights the hatred of the far right and much more besides. We will not celebrate until everyone is accepted.

Have you found a sneaky question, we have not answered? Then please feel free to contact us by clicking here or the contact tab above, we are always happy to hear from you!

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