1879 Events Management has extended its catering contact with Newcastle Pride for another five years.

Newcastle Pride is an LGBT celebration that attracted 71,000 visitors in 2015. It’s set to return in 2016 for three days of live music and entertainment at Town Moor in Newcastle.

Gary Hutchinson, commercial director for 1879 Events Management, said: “2016 has already been an exciting year for 1879 Events Management, especially following the announcement of a headline performance by Beyoncé at the Stadium of Light, alongside the England football team’s important clash against Australia ahead of the Euros in France.

“This, coupled with our ongoing activities at National Glass Centre and various venues across the North East means we have a very exciting few months ahead of us and I’m thrilled that Newcastle Pride will be part of that for the fourth successive year.”

1879 Events Management will supply bars and equipment to the festival alongside staff ranging from bartenders to security.

Mark Nichols, chair of Newcastle Pride organiser Northern Pride, said: “We have worked with 1879 Events Management ever since the company launched in 2012 and have always been more than satisfied with the services it was able to provide.

“This year, with more visitors than ever expected to attend, we knew catering for Newcastle Pride would be in a safe pair of hands if we were able to extend our existing contract and we now look forward to working with 1879 for at least the next five years.”