Sonia, Scooch, and The Cheeky Girls and a parade of more than 20,000 people came together for Newcastle's Northern Pride Festival.
The Transylvanian pop princesses, from Cluj-Napoca in Romania, wowed a crowd including the leader of Newcastle City Council coun Nick Forbes at the party for the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
The event in Newcastle's Exhibition Park was the largest gathering of its kind so far and featured stalls, workshops and live music from Lady Gaga tribute act Totally Gaga, Scottish singer Horse and Australian songstress Kelly Wilde.
It was the highlight of a week of free entertainment and awareness raising events throughout the North East, festival organiser Peter Darrant said.
A number of Northumbria Police officers and staff joined the march.
Mr Darrant, chairman of Northern Pride, said the event had brought people together.
He said more than 3,000 people joined the parade and that between 20,000 and 22,000 were at Exhibition Park.If you cannot see our live blog of the event follow it here.
"This was the biggest Northern Pride yet," he said.
"The good thing is it was not just the LGBT community but people from all other North East communities too.
"You had families turning up with their kids and having picnics next to LGBT families. It was lovely and it is what we are all about - diversity.
Even The Queen joined the Newcastle parade
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