UK Black Pride has shared more information regarding this year’s festivities and its sponsors.

On 14 August, the highly anticipated protest and pride celebration is set to take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

The forthcoming event is the first to be in-person since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in 2020 and 2021’s being moved online.

With UK Black Pride 2022 right around the corner, Crystal Head Vodka and LGBTQ+ human rights charity Kaleidoscope Trust have teamed up for two warm-up events.

On 11 August, Crystal Head Vodka will be hosting the Amuse Bouche & Boogie VIP event.

Taking place at 7:30 pm, the evening will be hosted by Dr. Lady Phyll and is set to feature performances, immersive discussions, and showstopping acts, including Yshee Black and Tenaka Fuego.

The event, which will be held at the Stratford Hotel’s Manhattan Loft Gardens, will also include music from the establishment’s house band and an array of cocktails and canapés to consume.

On 13 August, Yshee will return to the Stratford Hotel at 8pm to host her critically acclaimed show Church of Yshee. The sure-to-be iconic evening will feature lip sync performances from talented kings and queens of colour.


Attendees can also expect special guest appearances, prizes and a signature Crystal Head Vodka cocktail upon entry.

Tickets for the Amuse Bouche & Boogie VIP event are priced at £100, with the Church of Yshee show coming in at £15.

On top of the showstopping entertainment and insightful conversations, 100% of the ticket sale revenue will be going to UK Black Pride and Kaleidoscope Trust.

GAY TIMES is proud to announce that we will be the official media partner for this year’s UK Black Pride.

Our team will be there on the day to capture the power, celebration and queer joy, with coverage to be posted across our digital and social channels.

UK Black Pride’s headline sponsor for this year is NYX Professional Makeup, while the event has further support from partners including TikTok, Vodafone, BNP Paribas, LSBU, FactSet and Bloomberg.

Tickets for the Amuse Bouche & Boogie VIP event are available here. 

For tickets to Yshee Black’s special Church of Yshee show, click here.

UK Black Pride’s official FAQs

When is UK Black Pride 2022?

UK Black Pride is on Sunday, 14 August 2022

Event timings

12pm – 9pm. There is an after party at Fabric from 10pm – 4am. You can buy tickets here.


UK Black Pride 2022 is at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. You can get to it via Hackney Wick (Overground) or Stratford (Central Line, DLR). We recommend you make your way from Hackney Wick (Overground).

Attendees do not need to buy or reserve a ticket for our event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed into the park, with the exception of service and assistance animals. Glass bottles and other dangerous items are not allowed into the park.

Where can I find a programme for the day?

UK Black Pride Main Stage, powered by TikTok:

Wellbeing Area:

DJ Tent:

What can I expect on the day?

On the day there will be a variety of things to do. There is a wellbeing tent with a series of talks, workshops and discussions; community stalls, with organisations offering their services and raising awareness; and a main stage, with a day-long programme of music, performances, speeches and DJ’s. For the first time, we’ve added a DJ tent, with a line up from 12pm – 8pm.

Photography and filming

Upon entry to the event, all attendees will be asked if they consent to filming and photography. Attendees who do consent, will be given a green wristband. Consent gives UK Black Pride permission to use images from the event for marketing purposes. Attendees who do not consent will not have wristbands. Please note that consent is waived for aerial photography and crowd shots. Our photographers and videographers have been briefed on privacy concerns.

There will be a number of photographers and videographers working as “official” UK Black Pride crew. They will have UK Black Pride-branded identification. Photographers and videographers who do not have UK Black Pride branding are not working with or for UK Black Pride, though attendees may still choose to have their photo taken. Only images delivered to UK Black Pride from our official photographers will be used by UK Black Pride.

There will be UK Black Pride 360 cameras and large UK BLACK PRIDE letters for photo and social media opportunities.

UK Black Pride 2022’s headline sponsor is NYX Professional Makeup, with additional support from TikTok, Vodafone, BNP Paribas, LSBU, FactSet and Bloomberg. Our media partner is GAY TIMES.