Get ready for a fabulous weekend


The Manchester Pride Festival celebration will stretch from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August, and there are a range of events for everyone to enjoy. The Parade will take place on Saturday 26 August in the heart of Manchester City Centre, and some of the other events include the Gay Village Party, Youth Pride, Family Pride and an arts and culture programme called Superbia.

The Gay Village Party will be held over the whole Bank Holiday weekend, and will see plenty of super queer performances from musicians, drag artists and DJs. After already announcing icons such as Black Peppa, Natasha Bedingfield and Pabllo Vittar, Manchester Pride Festival have just shared news of three special guests that will also be headlining…

Alison Goldfrapp

Alison is the voice behind the popular electronic duo, Goldfrapp, and after recently releasing her debut solo album she’s ready to bring her incredible talent to the stage again.

Raven Mandella

The Black and queer dancer and drag performer is going to be putting on a show that you don’t want to miss. He has worked for stars such as Honey Dijon and Kelly Rowland, so he will definitely be a crowd favourite.

Conchita Wurst

You might know Conchita as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, because after his brilliant performance he became widely loved in the queer community. We can’t wait to see the performance from this talented drag artist and musician.

At the Manchester Pride festival this year, 96% of performers identify as queer, “54% being women, 51% being people of colour, more than 42% from trans and non-binary communities and 34% of performers being disabled or neurodivergent”. LGBTQIA individuals are truly being centered in the celebration.

About this statistic, Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, stated: “This year, more than ever, we are thrilled to be presenting such a diverse lineup that truly reflects the vibrancy and diversity of our communities. Alison Goldfrapp’s powerful performances, Raven Mandella’s unapologetically queer stage presence and Conchita’s inspiring music and message will undoubtedly make this year’s festival an unforgettable celebration.”

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