Festival Launch

DATE: Friday October 7 2022
VENUE: Civic Park, Newcastle
TIME: 6.00PM – 10.00PM

Come celebrate with us as we kick off Newcastle Pride’s 2022 Festival at our official ‘Festival Launch’. This free community family friendly event will start with the Progress Flag being raised at 6pm. The Flag raising represents the start of the festival and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and represents the call for an all-inclusive society.

Come dressed in your glamorous rainbow garments, your campiest costumes, your outrageous outerwear’s … whatever makes you feel amazing and celebrate the first Newcastle Pride festival launch. To mark this historic occasion make sure you are a part of the group photo.

Stick around for ‘Out at the Carnivale Side Show Alley’. See Newcastle’s Civic Park transformed into a whirlwind of tricks, glamour, and acts that will stun and amaze! Ducks, Clowns, Food …. something for everyone!

Entertainment until 10pm

  • Hosted by Bettie Bang Bang
  • Official Acknowledgement of Country
  • Auslan interpreter
  • Cockington Black
  • OMG WTF roving performers
  • Fatima Bush will tell your fortune
  • Wolf Ifritah will intrigue you with fire
  • Drag performances will excite you!

Thanks to our Principal Partner – Lane Campos & Festival Partner – Equip Media … you rock!

Our vision is to make the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Region a happier, healthier, safer and more culturally rich place for all of the LGBTQIA+ community. To empower the current and future generations to be their true selves and feel accepted and proud of who they are, regardless of their gender identity or sexuality. We aspire to a safer, more inclusive future for our community.

Newcastle Pride Inc. has zero tolerance for all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, ableism, ageism, xenophobia and all other forms of discrimination.