The main event, following the march, on Sunday 21 July will be at Bught Park where there will be stalls with information on offer from different organisations which serve the LGBT+ community, guest speakers and live music under our massive tent (Highland weatherproofed!). There will also be a funfair, inflatable city for children, and food and drink stalls.
Our event will be located in and around the Gathering Tent. Halde Pottinger, who as well as being a HUGE supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, is also a humanist celebrant who has married many LGBTQ+ couples, will open the speeches.
The fabulous Venus Guytrap will be our host. Highland Voices, a gospel choir based in the Highlands, will perform Sister Sledge ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Freedom 91’ by George Michael, during the speeches.
Live music, provided by Inverness Gigs Showcase, will be The Roov, Table For Four and special guest Ant Collesso.
DJing duties for the afternoon will be covered by DJ alottarhythmman who you can normally catch at Scotch & Rye playing Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Disco, House and Electronica. Together with The Roov, Table For Four and Ant Collesso, and our host Venus Guytrap, they will bring quite a party to Proud Ness 2019.
The day will also feature Ruff Ness dog event, and Exclusively Highlands Craft Fair and Traders Village. Proud Ness is part of the Inverness Gala organised by the Highland Council Events team who have been working closely with us to provide a large outdoor space with lots of stuff going on for everyone to enjoy!
The party does NOT stop once Proud Ness finishes at Bught Park at 5pm! Join DJ Karawane for some soul, latin, tropical and funk groovers and movers on the lawn at Under Canvas – Eden Court from 5pm until 9pm with an extra special performance from our hostess with the mostest Venus Guytrap.
If you’ve not been to Under Canvas yet you are in for a treat, think of a really cool outdoor bar under canvas with beautiful views of the river and lots of hay bales and seating inside and on the lawn for you to chill out on. There will also be lots of lovely cold drinks on offer including a special cocktail just for Proud Ness. The perfect place to continue on the celebrations…DO NOT MISS IT!
Then you can join us for our LATE night party at Revolution Inverness from 8.30pm till late! On the upper floor DJ alottarhythmman will keep you dancing under the massive glittering disco ball with HI-NRG tunes till the lights come up and we’ll also be entertained with impromptu performances from Bump N Grind burlesque.
All events are FREE and no tickets are needed…see you there!