From June 23 to July 2, MADO claims family diversity
El Pride of Madrid will be held on Friday 23 June to sunday 2 July under the motto "Embracing family diversity: equal rights”. Ten days in which the city will host an extensive program of concerts, parades and competitions that will have the Chueca neighborhood as its epicenter. Over the years, the MADO it has been broadening its horizons until it has become a great festival to debate and show diversity.
The central act of the celebration is the LGBTIQ+ State Pride Demonstration, that this year the July 1 at 19.00:XNUMX p.m. hours and will be preceded by other key events such as the proclamation of the parties, scheduled for June 28 in Pedro Zerolo square. In 2022, it was the singer Chanel who was in charge of giving the starting signal to MADO, this year it is still unknown who will be the crier.
La music programmingHe is another of the great attractions of this festival of diversity, bringing together thousands of people in previous editions. Last year both national and international artists of the caliber of Isabel Pantoja, Conchita Wurst or Villain Antillano filled emblematic spaces of the capital such as Callao, the Plaza de España and the Plaza del Rey.
Regarding Madrid Pride in 2023, it has not yet been confirmed who will make up the concert lineup. The dates and times of the performances will be announced soon.
Official LGTBI+ Pride Programming
June 23 – Start of Pride in Chueca
On Friday, June 23, the celebrations and events will begin in the Chueca neighborhood. This year, the program will begin with concerts, parades and parties in different venues and squares in the area.
June 28 – Proclamation in Pedro Zerolo square
Although we still do not know who will be the preacher of Pride this year, we do know that the event will take place in Pedro Zerolo square on the afternoon of June 28. This day, which officially begins the celebration of diversity, always has a prominent personality from the LGTBI+ community or a defender of LGTB+ rights who will be the guest speaker.
June 29 – High Heels Race
The twenty-fourth edition of the Carrera de Tacones, which has already become a tradition in the LGTBI+ Pride Festival in Madrid, will have its usual route along Calle Pelayo on the afternoon of June 29. A sporty-festive activity that consists of going down the street in the shortest possible time on platforms and heels up to 15 centimeters high.
June 30 – Summit 2023
The offices of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Spain will host the Summit 2023 meetings. A series of debates and dialogues around the different LGTBI+ realities that will take place on Thursday, June 30.
Friday June 30 – Mr. Gay Spain
The Mr. Gay Spain contest is an activity that makes visible different stories within the community of gay men in our country. The event will consist of choosing among the finalists who deserves the Mr. Gay Spain award.
July 1 – Pride Demonstration 2023
The state pride demonstration of 2023 is called for Saturday, July 1 and its route will be from the Carlos V roundabout to the Plaza de Colón. This year's motto will be "Embracing family diversity: equal rights" focusing on the diversity of LGTBI+ families. The floats and protesters will once again tour the streets of Madrid starting at 19:XNUMX p.m., being one of the largest Pride demonstrations in Europe and an international benchmark for peace, inclusion, and freedom.
July 2 – Closing MADO'23
On July 2, the last Madrid Pride event will take place. The closing ceremony of MADO'23 will end a few days of vindication and fun in Pedro Zerolo square.
June 28 to July 2 – Musical Performances
The artists who will carry the music for this year's Pride have not yet been confirmed. However, we know the location of the different stages where the different performances will take place: Plaza de Callao, Plaza de España and Plaza de Pedro Zerolo.