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Margate Pride @ The Oval Bandstand

August 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Margate Pride 2023 @ The Oval Bandstand


  • Helen hosts Family Story Time
  • Boogie bounce dance class with Kanndiss Riley
  • Stage Door Kids Dancers
  • Queer Sea Shanties
  • T33n Angst
  • MX MARGATE – alternative queer beauty pageant with incredible judges and incredible performance!
  • Neptune’s Choir
  • RALLY with speakers: Dr Ronx, Dani St James from Not A Phase and Lewis Burton from London Trans Pride.
  • PARADE! Departs from The Oval Lawns, everyone welcome – register below!


  • Ramped access
  • Accessible toilet + baby changing
  • Gender Neutral Toilets
  • BSL interpreter
  • Welfare Lead + Volunteers on hand
  • First aid cover + welfare tent
  • Further information on The Oval Bandstand accessibility can be found HERE


Friendly dogs allowed as long as they’re on a lead.


The kiosk, bar and concessions in the bandstand will be serving drinks (including alcohol) snacks, ice-creams a selection of hot food and pizza.

No alcohol is allowed to be brought in the bandstand – it will be removed.

Picnics are allowed on the lawns surrounding the bandstand, but strictly NO BBQs. It is a Public Space Protection Order Area, so needs to be done with respect for neighbours and nature! Which we should all do anyway!

The Oval Bar operates a Challenge 25 Policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you purchase alcohol. Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18.

The Oval Kiosk and Bar preferred payment method is card and contactless.

Strictly NO GLASS allowed into the bandstand.


We would love you to also join the parade! Please register below and check out our guidance and code of conduct. www.margatepride.org.uk/parade/

If you want to attend in a group please email info@margatepride.org.uk If you have access needs, please also email info@margatepride.org.uk


Margate Pride is a DIY grassroots Pride and cannot happen without our wonderful volunteers! There are several roles that need filling, and you play an essential part of the day!

For Pride day on 12th August, we have several shifts at the bandstand. Roles include welcoming people at the ticket desk; directing people to the welfare tent if needed; smiling; answering questions; encouraging people to complete our essential feedback forms; dancing; helping with litter picking and directing visitors to bins! spreading joy and petting dogs.

We also need stewards in the parade! You will receive training beforehand (via zoom session) and a briefing on the day as well as being fed & watered : )

Sign up here x


You can only reserve one donation ticket at a time, they cannot be purchased in multiples. If you require more than one ticket you must repeat the ticket booking process.

One donation ticket is one person entry.

Children are required to have a ticket – one ticket is one child entry.

Tickets are issued electronically as e-tickets and are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. If it rains the event will go ahead and remember you will not receive a refund. Do not offer tickets for sale or for free on social media platforms, if this happens your tickets will be cancelled. If you can’t attend please cancel your e-tickets on Eventbrite as this will allow people that have signed up to the waitlist to attend the event.

If you have not received your e-tickets 72 hours before the event, it is your responsibility to contact Eventbrite or GRASS Cliftonville CIC via Eventbrite . It is your responsibility to inform us of any change of details including address and email address.


  • We follow the Margate Pride code of conduct and we expect you to do the same if you attend Margate Pride, read more about it HERE
  • Please note failure to comply with any site rules could result in refused entry or immediate removal from the event
  • Strictly NO alcohol to be brought in to the amphitheatre, bag searches and body searches will be in operation. A fully licensed bar is available on-site.
  • The Oval Bandstand & Lawns is a licensed venue, all children and persons under 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult to enter the bandstand events.
  • No bicycles, e-scooters are allowed in the bandstand, there are limited bicycle stands at the entrance.
  • Dog’s must be on leads at all times
  • Please note that all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, the person named on the e-ticket must be in attendance and you may be asked for ID.
  • In the unlikely event of severe weather that poses a safety risk the event may be cancelled, all tickets are non-refundable including donation tickets, please check the forecast and come prepared in case it rains.
  • If you wish to smoke, including e-cigarettes, you must do so in a designated area.
  • Please place all rubbish including recycling into the bins provided or take it home with you.
  • Any alcoholic drinks purchased at the bar must be consumed within the amphitheatre.
  • The venue operates a Challenge 25 Policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you purchase alcohol. Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18.
  • Please note GRASS Cliftonville CIC cannot be held liable or responsible for any damage to vehicles or personal property whilst attending any of our events.
  • No naked flames, BBQโ€™s, gas stoves or candles allowed in the amphitheatre.
  • No unauthorised tents, gazebos, parasols or pop-up structures allowed in the amphitheatre.
  • Glass is not permitted within the amphitheatre โ€“ please ensure all drinks are in plastic/cans and consumed from plastic/paper drinkware.
  • Please do not block circulation routes, access ramps to ensure other audience members, particularly those who are less able bodied, can move freely around the venue.
  • First aid staff are present during the event. If you become unwell at one of our events please contact your nearest Steward.
  • Please note failure to comply with any venue rules could result in refused entry or immediate removal from the event.

As a condition of attending and purchasing tickets for the event, participants agree the following waivers:

I acknowledge and agree that I participate in the GRASS Cliftonville CIC’s and Margate Pride CIC’s events at my own risk. I release and indemnify GRASS Cliftonville CIC and Margate Pride CIC , organisations or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of the event, from and against all claims, liabilities, injury, loss or damage I may suffer or incur arising from or connected with my participation in this event.

I grant full permission for GRASS Cliftonville CIC and Margate Pride CIC and registered media to use photographs, film or video footage of me participating in GRASS Cliftonville CIC and Margate Pride CIC event and surrounding activities, promotion of this or similar events in the future or in relation to relevant fundraising activities.


August 12, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Oval Bandstand & Lawns
Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville
Margate, Kent CT9 2HL United Kingdom