Pleasure Glasgow occasion to return in August – BBC Information


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Organisers stated greater than 12,000 individuals took half in final yr’s Pleasure march in Glasgow

The Pleasure Glasgow occasion which was hit by ticketing issues final yr is to be staged once more in August.

A march by means of town will kick off the pageant which will likely be held on the concourse of the Riverside Museum on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August.

Final yr’s occasion was criticised after individuals with tickets had been locked out when it reached capability.

Organisers stated they’d since invested in a brand new crew to “ship, evaluation governance, insurance policies and finance”.

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Christopher Lang, chair of Pleasure Glasgow, stated: “It is truthful to say we have had a tough experience since final yr’s occasion.

“Nevertheless, we have listened, taken skilled recommendation and we’re assured that now we have a very wonderful occasion for the LGBTQI+ neighborhood in Glasgow and additional afield.

“There’s something for everybody as all the time and we’re utilizing our creativity to make sure there are many photograph alternatives which will likely be enjoyable, however we’re additionally planning the protection and move of the occasion to make sure a easy operating of the weekend.”

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Final yr’s occasion reached capability whereas individuals had been nonetheless queuing exterior

Individuals who had legitimate tickets and wristbands for final yr’s occasion at Kelvingrove Park had been denied entrance after it was oversold.

The organisers had initiated a system whereby e-tickets purchased on-line needed to be transformed into wristbands on the field workplace – which was closed.

A whole bunch of individuals had been refused entrance whatever the type of ticket or wristband they’d. This included VIP tickets offered at a better tariff.

Organisers apologised “unreservedly” for the issues, shortly after final yr’s occasion.

They stated individuals who had been promised VIP tickets final yr can have first refusal this time round, freed from cost.

Glasgow can even host a Mardi Gla Pleasure Weekender pageant in July.

Its march will begin at Kelvingrove Park on Saturday 20 July and end at George Sq..

Organisers have stated there will likely be two days of occasions within the Service provider Metropolis space over the Saturday and Sunday.

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