(Blogmensgo, gay blog of May 12, 2016) In Maspalomas (Gran Canaria), there is two weeks of Gay Pride this year, i.e. between May 1st and 15, 2016. For the first time this year, the Spanish clubbing label Circuit Festival is part of the fun (from May 12 to 15).
Maspalomas Gay Pride opens the LGBT festival season 2016 in non-continental Western Europe. The Canary Islands are next to Africa but their culture is predominantly European and not African. As we have reported before, the first Gay Pride festival of continental Europe is in Le Mans, France (see our article).
The festival program of Gran Canaria includes concerts, exhibitions, music festivals, parades, singers, drag queens, restaurants, saunas and much more.
More than 120,000 visitors are expected this year.
For the first time, there are a number of events as part of the Circuit Festival, which will be entertained by about ten DJs. (Entrance between 15 and 30 EUR each.)
A small impression of what to expect during the Circuit Festival in Maspalomas:
You can get to Gran Canaria by plane or boat. As generally known Gran Canaria is very gay friendly – not to forget: Over 12% of the tourism income of the island comes from LGBT customers.
Frank-S / MensGo