Pride Canterbury attracted 16,000 people this year

Record-breaking numbers at Pride

More than 16,000 people attended Canterbury Pride on Saturday – setting a new record attendance figure.

Organisers had been expecting 10,000 to 15,000 and admit they were astonished with the turn-out.

Pride chairman Edd Withers said: “We slayed it. More than 16,000 people came through the event. The amazing Pride Canterbury committee pulled it off again.”

The day began with the Pride parade through the streets of Canterbury city centre.

It was led by Lord Mayor Cllr Colin Spooner.

Thousands then thronged into the Dane John Gardens where they enjoyed music from groups including S Club and Abba tribute group Abbalicious.

The day finished with a Glitterbomb after party at the Old Brewery Tavern in Stour Street.

Edd added: “It’s an honour to be the face of such an incredible event. But I must take this opportunity to mention all the other Pride team members that put in a serious amount of work.

“Thanks again to you all. And if you came to the Dane John yesterday, thanks for coming to Pride 18 – see you at Pride 19, bigger and better.”

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