14th – 30th AUGUST 2020


Expression of Interest (EOI)


Application to be an Associated Festival Event




Preparations are well underway for our third annual Newcastle Pride Festival (14th – 30th August 2020), which supports and celebrates the lives, history, rights, achievements, culture and aspirations of the LGBTIQ+ community in Newcastle and the wider Hunter Region.


The theme for 2020 is ‘This Is Me!’. In addition to our usual curated program of events, this year as a growing Festival, we are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested individuals, groups and organisations willing to mount events in the Festival as an Associated Festival Event. Our objective is to present a wide-ranging, extensive and inclusive Festival program appealing to a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. 


We welcome proposals in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: Family and Youth, Community, and Sporting Events; Indigenous and multicultural themed events; Performance and Visual Arts; Exhibitions; Public Talks and Conferences; Music and Multimedia Based Events, etc.


We invite all who are keen to be represented in the Newcastle Pride 2020 Festival Program, and the growing ground-swell of LGBTIQ+ Pride in Newcastle and the wider Hunter Region, to submit an EOI and join us as we stage the region’s most inclusive, spectacular and vibrant festival.







  • An Application Fee of $50 will be payable to Newcastle Pride Inc. should your EOI be accepted into the Festival Program to cover costs the associated with administration, marketing and promotion. Newcastle Pride Inc. is very supportive of other Community / Non-For-Profit Groups so please contact us if this Application Fee is a barrier for you to submit your application. If Newcastle Pride Inc. accepts your application, you will be sent further information regarding payment details.  


  • It is understood that by applying to be included in the Newcastle Pride Festival that you intend to follow through with participating and staging your event. Newcastle Pride Inc. kindly requests all event organisers to be mindful of this and show professional respect and courtesy. 


  • Please complete the registration form with as much detail as possible and include your promotional material in this application. If you have any issues completing the registration process please email:


These event dates below are already confirmed as being part of the Newcastle Pride 2020 Festival Program:

“THIS IS ME” Festival Launch – Friday 14th August (7:00PM – 11:00PM)
2020 AFL Pride Cup – Saturday 15th August (12:00PM – 4:00PM)
“MasQUEERade” Queer Youth Formal – Saturday 15th August (6:00PM – 11:00PM)
Pipers Music Trivia – Sunday 16th August (3:00PM – 9:00PM)
“Rocky Horror Interactive Outdoor Movie” Maitland Gaol – Friday 21st August (6:00PM – 10:30PM)
Newcastle Pride Fair Day – Saturday 22nd August (10:00AM – 5:00PM)
Strut And Motown Dance Parties – Saturday 22nd August (8:00PM – 3:00AM)
“Eat To The Beat” Brunch Recovery – Sunday 23rd August (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
Big Gay Cabaret – Friday 28th August (8:00PM – 12:00AM)
Lake Macquarie “Family Pride Bike Ride” – Saturday 29th August (2:00PM – 5:00PM)
Lake Macquarie “Pride by Night Street Eats” – Saturday 29th August (5:00PM – 9:00PM)
Recovery Party “Timberlina Drag Off” – Sunday 30th August (7:00PM – 12:00AM)


Please note other LGBTIQ events happening in Newcastle:

Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? 

The Playhouse – August shows: Wed 19th: 7:30 PM, Thu 20th: 7:30 PM, Fri 21st: 8:00 PM, Sat 22nd: 2:00 PM, Sat 22nd: 8:00 PM

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert 

Civic Theatre – August shows: Wed 12th: 7:30 PM, Fri 14th: 7:30 PM, Sat 15th: 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM, Wed 19th: 7:30 PM, Fri 21st: 7:30 PM, Sat 22nd: 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Step 1 of 3

  • You must not use the words ‘Newcastle Pride’ OR ‘Official’ in any description of your event so not to give the wrong impression that Newcastle Pride Inc. is co-producing or co-presenting your event. This includes using these words in the event names created on social media and other platforms. Examples of unacceptable event names or marketing approaches includes: > Presented by or with Newcastle Pride… > Co-presented by or with Newcastle Pride… An example of an acceptable marketing approach: > The ABC Event is pleased to be part of the Newcastle Pride Festival If your event registration is accepted by Newcastle Pride Inc., you are entitled to use the official Newcastle Pride Logo on all your marketing collateral to acknowledge you as an approved registered event. The Newcastle Pride Logo and Guidelines will be issued to you after your event has been accepted. You cannot use our logo prior to the Guidelines being issued to you.
  • This will be used in promotional material and provided on our website (200 words max).
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Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.