Dublin LGBTQ Pride Announces REBEL REBEL Theme for 2016 Festival

Dublin Pride 2016The popular LGBTQ event, Dublin Pride, returns 22-26 June, with this year’s theme being REBEL REBEL

Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend organisers of Dublin’s LGBTQ Pride announced the theme of this year’s festival. REBEL REBEL has been picked for the 2016 festival, which will see thousands of people coming to Dublin’s city centre to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

The REBEL REBEL theme gives a nod towards the 1916 Centenary, while also highlighting Glam Rock legend David Bowie, who released a song of the same title.

Jed Dowling, Festival Director for Dublin LGBTQ Pride, commented:

‘As we reflect on years gone by in Dublin and Ireland, we recognize many stories, movements, occasions and people, that have allowed us to reach the level of freedom that our LGBTQ community has today. REBEL REBEL allows us to look back and reflect upon what it means to be Irish and LGBTQ. We have a lot to celebrate and we want to see everyone’s rebellious side this June!’

The highlight of the festival is the Dublin Pride Parade which takes place on the 25th of June. The parade will start at the Garden of Remembrance in the heart of the city centre, and then winds through the streets of Dublin up to Merrion Square, where the main stage hosts performances and speeches. There will be fun for the whole family and plenty of entertainment on the day.

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