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RTÉ Concert Orchestra
​​​​​​​Conductor: Stephen Bell 

Wallis Bird
​​​​​And more 

The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents a performance to celebrate, commemorate, support and applaud the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland and beyond, promoting human rights, resilience to overcoming obstacles, and what we now know as diversity and inclusivity.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with Dublin Pride Festival, are proud to mark this important 50th anniversary of the first Dublin Pride March; on June 27th, 1974, the Sexual Liberation Movement, a Dublin-based organisation that was founded in Trinity College Dublin in 1973, organised the first Gay Pride demonstration in Dublin. 

In a sign of the growing international gay rights movement and solidarity amongst organisations, a decision had been made in May 1974, at the annual congress of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, to dedicate Gay Pride Day 1974 to highlighting the situation faced by homosexuals in Ireland, and to offer support. As a result, on the same day that the British Embassy and the Department of Justice were picketed, activists in Norway similarly picketed the British Embassy in Oslo, carrying placards that stated, ‘Stop the Oppression of Irish Homosexuals’, and ‘No to discrimination on the grounds of being different’, standing for the choice to love.

A sparkling evening of genre-filled music, including film scores, opera, and the best of national and international pop culture, performed by members of the community and allies, promises a thought-provoking journey and a wonderful event. With sing-along moments of pride, community and humanity, join artists including Shobsy and Wallis Bird, put on your sequins, and get ready to shine! 

Presented by Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Book Now
Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Main Stage
€15, €20, €26.50, €32, €42.50

Limited Concessions Available

10% discount for Groups of 10 or more

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  • Thursday 20 Jun 2024


    Main Stage