Harpa - 8 August 2012, 9 p.m.
Price: 2000 ISK
One of this year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride highlights is the award-winning British comedienne Zoe Lyons. Her hilarious stand-up act has been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has received various awards, including the prestigious London Comedy Award in 2011.
“In the African jungle the lion is king, in the Fringe comedy jungle Zoe Lyons is definitely a Queen, she’ll pounce on you with her witty repartee and have you rolling about the floor in fits of hysterics.”
“Lyons lit up the stage for an hour with her genuine, bitchy sarcastic humour that left everyone in stitches. I don’t think I have laughed so hard at a stand-up show in my life.”
“Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit.” The Skinny, Edinburgh
“Zoe is the epitome of camp comedy … her audience interaction is the best I have seen” Scotsgay
Harpa 10 August 2012, 8.30 p.m.
Price: 2000 ISK
The “Queer Classical” concert in Harpa was among the highlights of last year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride. This year’s “Queer Broadway” concert features the outstanding work of queer Broadway and jazz composers. Iceland’s diva of jazz, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, performs songs by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rufus Wainwright and others. She is joined by pianist Kjartan Valdemarsson and bassist Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson, as well as musicologist Árni Heimir Ingólfsson who will provide queer stories of the composers and their works.
Each year Reykjavik Gay Pride signs on number of foreign artists to perform at the pride event. Normally, the pride board decides before the end of February, which artists and performers to sign up.
If you are interested in performing at the Reykjavik Gay Pride, please fill out this form and e-mail it as an attachment.
On May 16th the mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, awarded the city’s Human Rights Prize to Reykjavik Gay Pride at an official cermony, attended by members of the city council, the city’s committee on equal rights as well as members of the Reykjavik Pride. According to the tradition, the prize is anually, after a nomination from the committee on equal rights, either awarded to a person, a group or an organization for an outstanding contribution to the humanitarian cause.
Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting which will be held Sunday March 6th 2011 at 14:00 in the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor.
In the house that now is the home of both gay dance club Barbara (second and third floor) and Trúnó queer café, Laugavegur 22, (street level) used to be the most famous gay club 22 in the 80's so it is very fitting that today it is once again the "gay palace" of Reykjavík.
About 90.000 people attended the Pride Parade and the out-door concert down town Reykjavík yesterday. Mr. Jón Gnarr, Mayour of Reykjavík, lead the parade dressed as middle aged woman, on a decorated small truck from the Reykjavík Road Department. Photos from the event can be found here at the website.
The Pride service center opens Saturday 17th of July at the bookstore Ida in Laekjargata-street down town Reykjavik. The center will be open all days from 11 am to 8 pm and there you will find all you need for the event,
A benefit dance for Reykjavik Gay Pride will be at Club BARBARA Saturday 10th of July. DJ Paul Oskar will play all the classic pride songs to put you in the mood for the up-coming event
Reykjavik Gay Pride is comming up soon and now is the time to start arranging your float or number in the parade. If you wish to have an organized number in the parade you have to fill in the parade application form.
Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting which will be held Sunday March 7th 2009 at 14:00 in the Rainbow Room of the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor.
The Reykjavík Gay Pride 2009 was a huge succsess. Around 80 thousand people came down town Reykjavik for the Parade and out-door concert by Arnarhóll and a record number of floats, or 37, were in the parade this year.
The Reykjavik Gay Pride Opening ceremony is next Thursday at Haskolabio Movie Theater, at 8 p.m. . The door opens at 7 p.m. If you want to have a float or a number in the parade please contact the parade manager.
The Gay Pride Service Center opened a Laugavegur 28, Saturday 18 July. The center will be open weekdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Saturdays. The Center offers VIP passes in limited numbers and all you need for the Pride event.