Euro Pride 2013
from 10 to 20 of july
Europride is Europe’s biggest and best international LGBT event.
This year, EuroPride comes to Marseille, the mediterranean city with over 2600 years of history. Over the space of 10 days, a programme featuring activist, artistic, cultural and festive events will take place throughout the city, and to crown it all off, in symbolic places such as la Friche de la Belle de Mai and Dock des Suds.
Marseille will be the European LGBT Capital as well as as European Capital of Culture. How could there be a better moment for visibility ?
2013 will be a crucial year for Marseille as it’s European Capital of Culture. EuroPride will put a spotlight on Culture. Activism is often expressed through cultural and artistic expression.
No EuroPride is complete without parties. To satisfy all visitors, the festivities will be diverse, and will fit your every desire and taste…!
Marseille and its region will be an exciting discovery for all visitors. Breathe, live and feel Provence !
July 10th, J4 esplanade : 20 years of activism, 20 years of EuroPride.
Built on the historical site of the J4, this esplanade is becoming the hottest place for events in Marseille. This spot is in the midst of being renovated as part of the Euromditerranee project. A slice of the plans for Marseille Provence 2013 will take place here, while the view would take your breath away! You can admire the Mediterranean, intensely blue under a clear sky, because as we all know, the weather’s always fantastic in Marseille!
As you’ve surely understood, never has a concert been more beautifully staged, the site is getting ready to marvel at our celebration. We’re also coming together to celebrate our birthday, as EuroPride is about to blow out its 20 candles. Our esplanade of 15,000 square meters will be the kickoff point for your EuroPride and your visit of Marseille and its environs.
We are going to honour strong symbols of our community, and all the talents that it possesses, everything that has marked our society in the last 20 years. It’s the launch of 11 days and 11 nights, specially concocted for you by EuroPride.
The opening concert is a celebration of EuroPride’s birthday, but also of the new rights that have been gained. On top of this, it’s to also celebrate the advancement of electro music and club culture, which are today recognised by the greater public as arts, and were very early adopted by the gay scene.
Who better than EuroPride for a festive programme dedicated to these ex-alternative cultures, which have become mass culture?
Renowned artists, prestigious godfathers, hot moments, a location to take your breath away, an amazing mix, and solid communication networks will make this opening ceremony the biggest and best place to be, bringing together 15,000 people at the J4.