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Pride 2022 | Albany Pride Festival
Pride 2022
18th February - 27th February, 2022

About

Albany Pride Festival 2022 genuinely was a biggest yet: a mammoth and ambitious undertaking that saw us establish the Pride Festival as a key tourist event in the Great Southern’s calendar, and a key event in Western Australia’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Being our second festival to take place at the end of February, the Albany Pride Festival 2022 saw a significant increase in the number of visitors from outside of the region compared to previous years, and it gave us ample opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of our local LGBTQIA+ community and the beauty of the place we call home.

The Arts once again played a key part in our festivities, and were incorporated into numerous events – bringing comedians, performers and musicians down to Albany We were delighted to once again partner with the Albany Entertainment Centre to bring down notable acts, including Queerlectro band Alter Boy, the return to Albany of Kinetica, and Joel Bray with his Fringe show I Like It, But…

We hosted an impressive three-course Gala Dinner that featured many performers coming together, offering guests a spectacular feast for the eyes, with proceeds from the evening (as well as a raffle) going towards charitable organisations that tackle SOGICE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts).

The Albany Pride Festival 2022 saw a significant amount of partying (and hangovers the next morning!), but we were determined to ensure this year’s festivities wasn’t all debauchery and decadence!

Incorporating sports, fitness and wellbeing into our lineup was also part of our ambitions – everything from Yoga to Martial Arts! We welcomed more Perth-based LGBTQIA+ sports teams to Albany, with Rock Wallabies, Perth Frontrunners, Perth Pythons, Perth Hornets, Perth Rams and Perth Spectres all making the trip down to Albany to provide an array of sporting activities, that we hope will form the basis of “Sports Gay Carnivals” in years to come.

We partnered with local brewery Wilson’s Brewing Co., who made a special Summer Ale in our honour “Shore Thing”, and our Fundraising and Sponsorship Team did an amazing job at securing new partners for the Pride Festival, many of whom have committed to sponsoring us in the years ahead.

We also welcomed DRN1 as our first official media partner, who covered our Fair Day with a live broadcast!

As part of Albany Pride’s ongoing commitment and process to making a more inclusive Pride Festival, for our Pride Fair Day we partnered with Living Proud, saw us bring AUSLAN interpreters who mesmerised attendees with their incredible ability to bring music to life in a way any of us had not witnessed before, and provide an Accessibility Concierge Stall – a space for individuals experiencing sensory challenges.

Albany Pride were immensely proud of Pride 2022, and cannot express enough recognition and gratitude of the incredible hard work of our Pride Planning Committee and team of volunteers who managed to make it such a success.

Thanks to our Pride 2022 Committee:

  • Annie Arnold
  • Brett Fallon
  • Damien Watts
  • Darren Moir
  • Julia Valentin
  • Karen Trimmins
  • Karina Carpenter
  • Lupo Prenzato
  • Melena Cooper
  • Millie Reid
  • Tash Rolfe
  • Tiger Bird
  • Trish Ryans-Taylor
  • Tyler Bennie
  • Victoria Rathbone

Pride 2022 | Events

Wilson’s Pride Festival Closing Sunday Sesh
Sunday, 27th February 2022 @ 12:00pm
Free
Wilson's Brewery
PG

Come down to Wilson Brewing Company to celebrate the official closing lunch and Sunday session for Albany Pride Festival. Dressing up is fun for all ages, so go crazy, dress up, be who you want to be for a day, spread the Pride love and positivity, and have some fun! Prizes for ‘Best Dressed’ up for grabs.

After Dark Closing Party
Saturday, 26th February 2022 @ 9:00pm
$10
Six Degrees
18+

You laughed, you dined, you bingoed, you sailed, you run, you walked, you played, you sang, you marvelled: now it’s time for you to… rave!

Kinetica: Circus After Dark
Saturday, 26th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
$35
Albany Entertainment Centre
18+ (Recommended)

What do circus performers get up to after the curtains have closed?

Fair Day 2022
Saturday, 26th February 2022 @ 10:00am
Free
Albany Town Square
All Ages

Fair Day is the heart of Albany Pride Festival!

Alter Boy
Friday, 25th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
$30 (Adult); $22 (Student)
Albany Entertainment Centre
All Ages

Perth-based Auslan-embracing band Alter Boy is a six-person powerhouse of queerlectro pop, comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members championing inclusivity, accessibility, and empowerment.

Wilson’s Midweek Check-In
Thursday, 24th February 2022 @ 3:00pm
Free
Wilson's Brewery
PG

Join us at Wilson’s Brewery for a Midweek Check-In!

I Liked It, But…
Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 @ 7:00pm
$19
Albany Entertainment Centre
12+

A very silly look at very serious shows, I Liked It, BUT… transforms the theatre into a pub trivia night to find out what’s really going on in the art world.

Pride Fest Sunday Sesh
Sunday, 20th February 2022 @ 12:00pm
Free
Wilson's Brewery
All Ages

Join us for a Sunday Sesh at Wilson’s Brewery!

Albany Sports Gay: Basketball
Sunday, 20th February 2022 @ 10:00am
Free
Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Come play basketball with the Perth Spectres!

Pride Love Boat
Sunday, 20th February 2022 @ 9:30am
$55
Albany Ocean Adventures
18+ (Restricted)

Come aboard the Pride Love Boat for scenic views and comedy.

Albany Pride Mardi Gras Party!
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 7:30pm
$55
Albany Entertainment Centre
18+

We transform the Kalyenup Studio into the best nightclub in town!

Boys-Ahoy! Harbour Boat Cruise
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 2:30pm
$55
Albany Ocean Adventures
18+

Join us to witness some spectacular scenery, served with a complimentary sparkling, and some tasty morsels with groovy tunes.

Pride Self-Defence Class
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 1:00pm
Free
Mitsu Domoe Martial Arts
13+

This is a special event created for Albany Pride and Albany’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Drag Queen Story Hour
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 11:00am
Free
Albany Public Library
All Ages

Join Veronica Jean-Jones for special kind of story hour.

Comedy for Lunch
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 11:00am
$60
Liberté
15+

Join us for some laughs and food at Liberté.

Albany Sports Gay: AFL
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 10:00am
Free
North Albany Football & Sporting Club

Join in the fun or support from the side line. The Perth Hornets are collaborating with Albany Pride to host a social AFL 9’s mixed game.

Albany Sports Gay: Hockey
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 10:00am
Free
Lower Great Southern Hockey Association

Join in the fun or support from the side line. Lower Great Southern Hockey Association (LGSHA) are collaborating with Albany Pride to host a social hockey game

Albany Sports Gay: Touch Rugby
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 10:00am
Free
North Albany Football & Sporting Club

Join in the fun or support from the side line. Albany Touch Association are collaborating with Albany Pride to host a social touch rugby game.

Rock Climbing with Rock Wallabies
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 9:00am
$20
Albany Indoor Adventures
14+

Join the Rock Wallabies for a special event to try climbing and meet the team! Both new and experienced climbers welcome.

Mount Clarence parkrun
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 8:00am
Free
Three Anchors

Join us for an early-morning Saturday bit of exercise in one of the region’s most beautiful spots.

Just Move with Pride
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 8:00am
$10
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
16+

This boot camp event can be tailored to your abilities so is suitable for most fitness levels and is for women/femme identifying people only. This event begins it at 8am, but requires registration from 7.45am on the day.

Libergé Drinks
Friday, 18th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
Free
Liberté

Join Liberté for a Pride get together.

Libergé Drinks
Saturday, 19th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
Free
Liberté

Join Liberté for a Pride get together.

Libergé Drinks
Friday, 25th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
Free
Liberté

Join Liberté for a Pride get together.

Libergé Drinks
Saturday, 26th February 2022 @ 8:00pm
Free
Liberté

Join Liberté for a Pride get together.

BoyLEZQue Gala Dinner: Posh Nosh with Spice
Friday, 18th February 2022 @ 7:30pm
$125
Albany Entertainment Centre
18+ (Restricted)

Dress to impress at this exclusive fine-dining experience with plenty of sauce.

Retravision Drag Bingo and Games
Friday, 18th February 2022 @ 6:00pm
$25
Retravision Stadium

Babes of the Bingo Barrel BarbieQ and Veronica Jean Jones will pack an evening full of ball dropping, humour, fun, games, and fabulous prizes.

Pride Board Games Night
Friday, 18th February 2022 @ 6:00pm
Free
Elandrial Games
12-25

A special event for our Youth attendees, brought to you by Spectrum.

Pride 2022 | Talent

Tomás Ford
Freddy Beperfect
Sam Williams
Veronica Jean Jones
Haydn Shadforth
Louis Briggs
Avory Allen
Simone Springer
Polly St. Pearl
Fae Salem
Bobbie Sox
Karl Kayoss
Twerk Noir

Pride 2022 | Sponsors

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