Jun
02
2014

Madrid Gay Pride, July 2-6
Jun 02 2014
by Bastien Bluzet

Madrid Gay Pride, July 2-6

In Madrid, the annual gay pride is called "Madrid Orgullo" (abbreviated MADO). The 2014 edition will take place from July 2 to 6. After his abdication, future ex-King Juan Carlos may have time to enjoy the biggest gay party of early summer. Indeed Orgullo attracts every year nearly 1.5 million people in the streets of the Spanish capital.

The festivities will start on Plaza de Chueca, the heart of Madrid gay neighborhood with an opening speech. As every year the atmosphere will be very festive. Music everywhere in the streets, Chueca's gay bars set up their counters outside, the whole area is decorated with rainbow flags. The different squares of the city center host concerts and "cultural" activities such as the infamous stiletto race, held in Calle Pelayo. The Muestra Festival T, the largest cultural event of the Orgullo, will take place in Plaza del Rey and host young talents of music as well as jazz and night sessions and the Orgullo Flamenco night on Friday 4.

But clubbers coming from all over Europe will not be left behind with international DJ sessions to be held in the Plaza de Callao every night from July 3 to July 5. And of course with the We Party Pride Festival Madrid from July 2 to 6 (We Pool Party on Thursday, 3 at Akua, La Leche on Friday 4 at the Riviera and the main event, We Love Boat Party, July 5 at the Fabrik with My Pleasure). Plaza de Callo will also host the Grand Gala Finale with the election of Mr. Gay Pride España.

Highlight of the festival will be the enormous parade in Madrid's streets on Saturday, July 5. In addition to all the LGBT organisation, tens of floats will try to make their through the crowd. The march will start at Atocha around 6pm to reach Puerta de Alcalá at 11pm.

Don't forget to visit the El Lago swimming pool. During Pride, it's the main spot to meet the hottest guys in Madrid

Selection of events:

July 3
7:30pm: Race heels
23pm: PAPA, by Eliad Cohen

July 4
12pm: We Pool Party
8pm: Finale of Mr Gay Pride España 2014 Plaza Callao.
Midnight: La Leche party in La Riviera.

July 5
6pm/11pm: Parade, starting Atocha arrival at Puerta de Alcalá
8pm/2 :30pm: DJ Session Plaza Chueca and Plaza Callao .
Midnight / 7am: WE Party Festival party at Fabrik hand .

July 6
6pm / 6am: WE Party ' Sex Shop' Closing Party at La Riviera.

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