Northern Pride Online 2.1 is calling for drag performers to apply now

Northern Pride Online 2.1
Tim Firmager
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Attention those in the north of the England! Northern Pride is calling out for drag performers for the Northern Pride Online 2.1 event on 24 July 2021, which will be a virtual event for the second time.

How to apply for Northern Pride Online 2.1?

Northern Pride Online 2.1 will be an online event in 2021, and organisers are inviting LGBTQ+ artists and performers based in the north-east of England to showcase their talent at the upcoming virtual event this summer.

This year, Northern Pride is keen to shine the spotlight on new and emerging artists, not only seasoned performers. Anyone submitting an application should expect to be available on 19 May.

For those applicants selected to perform, filming will take place in a specially built studio, and is being produced by entertainment production company ISG, who will provide a 360 production service including stage, sound and a full video recording media suite, part funded by the UK’s Cultural Recovery Fund and with support from Arts Council England.

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Ste Dunn, Director of Northern Pride is “really excited about giving a platform to up and coming artists and performers this summer so we hope anyone who is thinking about applying will go for it.”

“Going online again means we will get to show parts of the day that would usually be behind closed doors and I think our green room will be a great addition to the event.

“The most important part of Pride is the community and, while we can’t be together physically this year, we have some really exciting plans in the works for what is already shaping up to be an incredible show.”

For more information and to apply, visit, note that the application window closes on 3 May.

What to expect to see at Northern Pride Online 2.1?

Northern Pride Online 2.1 will be an 8 hour online event. Viewers can expect to see the event hosted by DJ and presenter, Gok Wan, and the Tyneside institution that is Miss Rory. Viewers will also be able to watch behind the scenes segments with performers in the green room.

Northern Pride are also hoping to auction off pieces from the LGBTQ+ artists of any medium on set, with proceeds going back to the creator, so viewers – get ready to bid.

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.