Chester Pride returns later this year with a whole host of big names in attendance to entertain the crowds.

The main event will start at Castle Square, from 1pm, and the Parade takes place from 12 noon on Saturday, August 17.

The stage will see Louise headline the event with other notable acts such as Shayne Ward, Alex Party, the Cheeky girls and Ru Pauls Drag race star Baga Chipz.

Paul Spencer, M&S Bank CEO said: "We’re incredibly proud to be supporting Chester Pride for the 11th year.

"Chester Pride is a fantastic opportunity for us all to come together, stand with, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in this fantastic city and we’re really looking forward to celebrating with colleagues, friends, family, and the wider community."

Chair Warren Lee said: "Having a fantastic collection of businesses with a Chester connection is key to the survival of Chester Pride, we are especially pleased of the 11-year working relationship with M&S Bank that we are able to celebrate this year alongside our other amazing partners and sponsors.

" Last year 12,000 people attended our event which we are hoping to see increase this year."

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