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‘Everybody’s Talking About Pride’

Sep 06, 2022

Jersey’s 2022 Channel Islands Pride celebrations, which take place this Saturday in St Helier, will be the biggest to date, encompassing a Pride Parade from Royal Square at 2pm leading to a Pride Village spanning People’s Park.

Christian May, Director of Pride, said that the growth of the event organised by the equality charity Liberate, was thanks to the breadth of community support enjoyed by Pride, alongside the assistance of sponsors and the Department for the Economy in the Government of Jersey.

“I want to express my thanks to all our supporters and sponsors, including Mourant, Jersey Electricity, and the Channel Islands Co-Operative Society, who continue to offer their financial support to make Pride happen each year. Equally, we are indebted to the unsung heroes of Island events, the St Helier Honorary Police Force and the Bailiff’s Events Panel, who have provided guidance and support to ensure that Pride is safe for everyone.

“I also want to thank the Minister for Economic Development and his Department, who have given their support to Pride, allowing us to continue growing as a cultural and tourism event, while remaining free to attendees.

“In short order, we want to become a choice destination for LGBTQ+ visitors and provide value by feeding back into to the local economy, especially in the hospitality sector. This is the net effect of Pride celebrations around the United Kingdom, and Jersey has proved in the past with the Battle of Flowers that it can attract visitors with our events, beautiful scenery, and welcoming community.”

The forthcoming celebrations follow on from Chanel Islands Pride festivities in Guernsey last weekend, which saw thousands of Islanders march through St Peter Port for an afternoon of entertainment.

Pride in Jersey will be bolstered by well-known guests from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including Jamie Campbell, the inspiration for the hit musical and movie Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Jamie will be hosting the Official Pride Afterparty at Chambers, joining drag sensations Queenz and lesbian comedienne Katie Price. The Main Stage at Pride will also see a set from DJ Woody Cook, the son of Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball, who has performed at Brighton Pride and Glastonbury.

The Jersey Pride Village this year also includes an increased Family Zone, where children will be able to enjoy unlimited access to the dozens of attractions for only £3, and a Wellbeing Zone, which will include yoga, Zumba and HIIT sessions being led by top wellness practitioners.

Mr May commented “Channel Islands Pride has always been about our community, and welcoming everyone, whatever their gender, sexuality, race, religion, or background. The Liberate team look forward to welcoming everyone this Saturday and celebrating together the inclusive and diverse community that Jersey has become.”


  1. If you would like to arrange an interview with any act, or receive a pass to take photos backstage at Pride, please contact Christian May – [email protected] or 07797 747209
  2. Members of the media are warmly encouraged to attend the Pride celebrations on Saturday 10 September. The timetable is as follows:

Pride Parade

1.00PM - Gather at Royal Square for music and entertainment

2.00PM - Pride Parade leaves Royal Square

Pride Village

3.00PM - Welcomes and speeches

3.15PM - Master of Ceremonies – Dr Adam Perchard

3.30PM - Sister Disco and Little Black Dress

4.45PM - Rich Allo


7.00PM - Shea

8.00PM - Headline DJ – Woody Cook

9.00PM - Headline Drag – Queenz: The Show With Balls – As seen on ITV’s ‘Walk The Line’

10.30PM - People’s Park closes

Channel Islands Pride - Media Release

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