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The Pride Village returns to the Fair: starting on 10 June

Jun 28, 2022

On Friday 10 June at 7:30 pm the gates of the Padua Fair will officially open to kick off the 15th edition of the Pride Village, the great Italian LGBTQ + Festival, which this year reaches the important milestone of the 15th edition and which until 10 September will attract an audience from all over the peninsula to the city of Padua for three months of entertainment, culture and civil rights.

“With this there are 15. Fifteen editions of Padova Pride Village, which has accompanied the summer of Padua since 2008. – declares satisfied Alessandro Zan, founder of the Festival – After two years marked by the Covid pandemic, which have shaken and marked our lives, we return to live the spaces of our sociality. The return to the Padua Fair also symbolizes the return of what, over the course of these fifteen editions, has become the largest LGBTQ + Festival in Italy, open to all, as we have always known it: certainly a place of joy, lightheartedness and fun, but also a space for culture and political study, dedicated in particular to the battle for a law against hate crimes, with a program full of concerts, debates and book presentations ».

“We are really happy with this return – explains Marco Valsecchi, general manager of Padova Hall – Our district, the only Italian fair close to the city center, wants to be both an innovation hub and the fourth square of the city, an open place constantly animated by initiatives: here is that an event like the Pride Village, which for three months will attract many people to the Fair with a full calendar of events, is fully enrolled in this strategic direction of our development plan “.

The Pride Village will this year cover an outdoor area of ​​10,000 square meters that will host the new set-ups of the event, designed to ensure maximum comfort and entertainment for the public. There are two stages, one outside of over 500 square meters and equipped with a roof to ward off bad weather, and one inside, air-conditioned, which will overlook an internal area of ​​four thousand square meters.

From Wednesday to Sunday, the public will have seven bar points at their disposal, for an aperitif or an after dinner, a wine shop and a café. For dinner you can choose between fusion cuisine, first courses and grills, fish tartare, pizzeria and sandwich shop, thanks to the various restaurants and pubs in the city center that have moved their summer garden to the Festival.

Every evening a different program, with protagonists from the world of entertainment, literature, entertainment and television who this year have chosen the Pride Village as a stage to perform, tell their stories and make their new productions known to the public.

«We are particularly proud to accompany the 15th edition of Pride Village in these three months of festival that combines fun and music with the topicality of support for civil rights. Inclusion and respect for everyone’s freedoms – comments Daniele Bei, managing director of Ticketmaster Italia – are fundamental elements for our group as well as for the outside world: together with our fans we can contribute to breaking down all forms of discrimination, in favor of equality and full acceptance “.

For info and complete program: https://www.padovapridevillage.it