Blackburn Pride is set to return this weekend and more details have been revealed about the plans for the day.

Blackburn Pride will return for its third year on Saturday, June 15, at the Town Hall Square.

The parade starts at 12pm from King William Street, and an after-party, featuring pop tribute artists, will be held at King George’s Hall from 7pm.

Event organisers said the day will be “packed with entertainment” and will be hosted by local drag artist Tinker Paradise.

Stalls will be at the event, offering advice to the LGBTQ+ community about the support available to them.

Entertainment will be available until 6pm, and a silent disco will be held at Blackburn Museum from 1pm to 4pm. There will also be workshops where you can make a ‘love note’ or have your photo taken.

Event organisers said: “We are delighted to be able to bring Pride to Blackburn for the third year on Saturday, June 15.

“As ever, we will bring a day packed with entertainment with our very own Tinker Paradise hosting.

"We are a small committee that is dedicated to raising awareness of the support that is available to all of our community and will have lots of stalls offering advice. There are one or two commercial stalls too. 

“As ever, we are enormously grateful to our sponsors and this year’s platinum sponsor is BT Group. We have named the stage in Town Hall Square after them.

“The stage is the main focus of the event and the parade starts at 12 from King William Street with entertainment until 6pm, but there are lots of other activities too.

“There’s even a post-pride party at King George’s Hall in the evening. Tickets are available on their website.

“All of this really shows the town supporting our LGBT+ community.”

A Blackburn with Darwen Council spokesperson said: “The event takes place at the Town Hall Square on Saturday, with the parade starting at 12pm

“It's set to be bigger and better than last year with an after party taking place from 7pm onwards at King Georges Hall.”