THE Pink Picnic is back for its 25th year – and it has a new home.
Organisers behind the event have moved it to Greenhead Park, describing it as the perfect location.
A celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, the fun day takes place at Greenhead Park from midday to 7pm on Sunday, July 22. Admission is £3.
And organisers say there will be a ban on people taking alcohol, something they’ve agreed with West Yorkshire Police.
Paul Johnson, chairman of the committee, said: “We chose Greenhead Park because it’s such a good central location and the way they’ve done the park up is superb, it looks really great.
“It’s a family event, society has changed and is much more tolerant and we can welcome everyone to an event like this.”
On the day there will be stalls selling jewellery and crafts, an information tent promoting healthier lifestyles, and a music stage with the X Factor’s Johnny Robinson and Ryan Jagger.
Paul added: “This year we have a record number of market and information stalls, and for the first time we have the infamous Dawn Chorus in conjunction with our beer tent, playing chill-out tunes.
“Due to the recent bad weather our fairground will be subject to ground conditions in the park.
“The Pink Picnic committee has decided along with the West Yorkshire Police and Licensing that it is not permitted to bring your own alcohol to this year’s event, and this decision has nothing to do with the Kirklees Council as it is a privately run event.”
If you want to get involved in the day, sponsor it or for more details contact organisers on Pinkpicnic1@hotmail.com or call chairman Paul Johnson on 07903 966 322 or vice-chairman Tony Hirst on 07960 533 257.