The pride will start with the Marcha (or Parade). This will be on the Saturday the 23rd of June. The Parade will begin in the Principe Real park, one of the gay areas of Lisbon. If you happen to be in the city, grab a drink and join the rest of the boys and the girls in the Parade. And don't forget that Madonna's MDNA Tour will be in Coimbra (1,5 hours from Lisbon) on the 24th of June.
On the following weekend, the big party will happen – the Arraial Pride. This year the Arraial Pride will be in the biggest and most dramatic plaza of Lisbon – Terreiro do Paço. The views from this large and by-the-river plaza are amazing. Lisbon gay bars and clubs will be present with their own “bar area” and a big stage will be setup. On the stage, the night will start with several concerts and it will last throughout the night with DJs.
This is the programme for the Arraial Pride night on the 30th of June:
The opening act will be at 8pm with two bands: Double Date and DMA – Disco My Ass. At 10pm, DJ Nuno Galopim, who is also one of the key figures of the Queer Lisboa (Lisbon’s LGBT Film Festival) will entertain everybody. At midnight, we will have the singer Nomi Ruiz. Nomi became famous when she collaborated with Hercules And The Love Affair. Her hip-hop style has strong influences of the 70s and 80s and the expectations are high to this moment of the night.
From 2am, the boys from the current biggest phenomenon of Lisbon’s nightlife – Conga Club will make sure everyone dances all night long. The Conga Club has organised several amazing parties in Lisbon including at one of the best gay clubs in town - Construction Club Lisbon.
So, if you are in Lisbon on the 30th of June you already have a programme!