The line-up has been unveiled for an inaugural Pride event that will grace two town parks next month.

Britain's most easterly Pride event will take centre stage across two prominent Lowestoft parks on Saturday, August 5.

Lowestoft's first Pride event, organised by Lowestoft Town Council, will be held across Sparrows Nest Gardens and The Ness park.

Preparations for Lowestoft's first Pride event at the town's most easterly parks are gearing up as this inclusive family-friendly celebration features a variety of live entertainment and stalls.

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The free event starts at noon and ends at 5pm, with the main stage in Sparrows Nest Gardens featuring the likes of Will Power, Screamin’ Seagulls, Raife Samuel and four-piece funk, pop and soul band The High Points

The Marina Samba Band will also bring a colourful, carnival atmosphere to the afternoon.

The Ness will host numerous information and activity stalls, highlighting local businesses and organisations, alongside a smaller entertainment stage.

Among those performing will be Broadway Players, Venue of Performing Arts, Ayers Performance School and James McDermott.

Across both parks, a variety of stalls will showcase activities and information.

Activities for children are being provided by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Archives, Re-Utilise and others.

With all the organisations involved championing the LGBT+ community, Norfolk and Waveney MIND will be providing a Rest Hub, Anglia Care Trust will be signposting to their provisions while The Terrance Higgins Trust will be providing STD testing and advice.

As part of Lowestoft Town Council's Climate initiatives, attendees are encouraged to use public transport or alternative transport with limited car parking available.

Sonia Barker, mayor of Lowestoft, said: "I am delighted that Pride is coming to Lowestoft.

"This inclusive, family-friendly event has something for everyone.

"I wish to thank everyone who is involved with stalls, entertainment and volunteering to make this event possible."

With Lowestoft Pride a free event, it is weather permitting.

After this event, the party will continue at East Point Pavilion for the first East Pride at the Pavilion from 9pm until late on August 5.