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Newcastle Pride brings in the pounds

Pride parade Credit: Northern Pride

Figures just released by the organisers of Newcastle Pride show this year's event contributed £9.1m to the North East economy - £1m more than originally anticipated.

A record breaking 71,000 people attended the three day even in July, with an additional 480,000 listening live around the world on Pride Radio.

Newcastle Pride 2015 exceeded our expectations in terms of visitor numbers and the amount of money generated and we are overwhelmed by its success.

Fingers crossed it can continue to grow in 2016 and for many years to come."

– Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride


Thousands flock to Newcastle Pride

A weekend of events are taking place as part of Newcastle Pride.

The day began with a march through the city centre, followed by an afternoon of music and activities on the Town Moor.

People process through Newcastle before gathering on the Town Moor Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Thousands of people joined the annual march Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
For the first time, Newcastle Pride is spread across three days Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
An estimated 60,000 people are expected to take part across the weekend Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees