They came, they partied, they wore pink and raised €500


BENIDORM OLD Town was bathed in a rosy glow last weekend as the Pink Weekend took over the Mirador del Castello.

Revellers turned up, wearing all shades of pink, from cerise to fuschia and watched a cast of local and international singers, drag artists and Dj’s doing what they do best.

There were star performances from tribute acts to Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, Jess Glynne, Amy Winehouse, Pink , Jessie J, stunning drag shows from Stevie Spit and his fabulous Fusion crew, Alexia and James Mcdonald, plus Dj’s Jon Fenix, Jeff Spinner and all the way from Madrid DeeBanshee, all playing under the stars on the beautiful Benidorm viewpoint.

One of the most poignant moments occurred when local celebrity Graham Boland and his team of volunteers joined presenters Sammy Kruz and Roxie Corazon on stage to release pink balloons in support of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

They had sold balloons at 2.00€ each and purchasers were able to write a message of support for the victims, before pausing the party to let the balloons go free into the darkened Benidorm skies.

Graham was able to report a final total of 500 euros was raised on the night and sent to the appeal fund, “Massive thank you to Sammy Kruzand his team at pink festival for their support for the balloon release last night. Also thanks to Debbie Debbie Roberts her friend, Steve Steve Dennis and his partner, for pumping up the balloons”, said Graham.

So, as the dust settles on another successful weekend, organisers Geoff Gartland, Sammy Kruz and their team will turn their attentions to the next big LGBT festival on the festival calendar, Benidorm Gay Pride… See you in September.

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