29th November 2023
Sitges News

Sitges will double its population during Pride

Sitges expects to receive around 40,000 national and international visitors in the 12th edition of Sitges Pride. This year’s programme aims to continue positioning the town as a reference destination in LGBTIQ+ tourism.

From 14-18 June, attendees will be able to enjoy around 40 completely free events on the Paseo de la Ribera, with an important musical component that will enliven the evenings and nights at the Pride Village during the four days. One of the highlights of the event is the parade, which this year comes with 17 floats and more than 2,000 participants, and which will take place on Sunday 18 June from 5pm on the Paseo.

According to a report from the Cabinet for Social Studies and Public Opinion, visitors to Sitges Pride spend an average of 257 euros, almost 50% more than at other important events hosted by the town. Just before the outbreak of the pandemic, in 2019, the main places from which visitors arrived were Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, the United States, Italy and Sweden.

This year, new projects will be presented throughout the festival to support the most vulnerable, and other initiatives that have already been presented in previous editions will be consolidated.

One of the projects supported by the festival is ‘We Bridge To Europe’, which supports international asylum seekers in countries where they are persecuted for their sexual orientation. This project will be launched on Thursday 15 June on the main stage of the Pride Village by the organisation SVS – Acció en Blau and with choreographer Silvia Cuesta.

Click here for the full programme and which includes the main tribute acts of Take That and Robbie Williams (Thursday), Rihanna, Kylie and Dua Lipa (Friday), Spice Girls and Boney M (Saturday), and Abba (Sunday).

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