๐ŸŒˆ Three new, must-see artists at Manchester Pride's Big Weekend 2018

Check out these under the radar acts...




Every year, people flock in their thousands to enjoy a weekend of good music and a great atmosphere at one of Manchester’s largest events celebrating LGBT+ life - Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend.


Headliners for 2018 include Rita Ora, Jake Shears, Sigala and Alexandra Burke, and that’s naming just a handful of acts from this year’s star studded line-up.


Still, the Manchester Pride Festival has always been one to celebrate not just the biggest names in the music world, but also the emerging stars, news acts and breakthrough artists.


Here are just some of the acts you may not have come across prior to the event who will be flying the rainbow flag at this year’s biggest LGBT+ festival...



โ€‹Angie Brown - The Sackville Boutique Stage

Those who don’t recognise the name will certainly have heard the voice of this dancefloor diva. Having sang the vocals on classic 90’s hit I’m Gonna Get You; with Bizarre Inc, Angie Brown has performed with a wealth of music royalty including Fat Boy Slim, Grace Jones and Chaka Kahn and is known as one of the most sought after vocalists across the house and dance scene. She’ll no doubt be performing the dancefloor anthem along with her extensive back catalogue of hits at Sackville Gardens at this year’s Big Weekend with Manchester Pride.

Twitter: @realangiebrown




Kelli-Leigh - The Thomas Cook Airlines Stage

Another one with famous vocal chords who will be performing over the bank holiday will be Kelli-Leigh. She’s already worked with some huge names in the dance industry including Duke Dumont, Jax Jones and Blonde as well as featuring on this year's summer chart-topper More Than Friends. Having only recently stepped out as solo artist releasing her single Do You Wanna Be Loved Like This, Kelli-Leigh is expected to raise the roof of The Thomas Cook Airlines Stage this year and inject some traditional pop and dance fun into this year’s Big Weekend with Manchester Pride.

Twitter: @kellileighuk




DJ Paulette - Gaydio Dance Arena

The Big Weekend wouldn’t be complete without a true Madchester raver and this years sees DJ Paulette take to the Gaydio Dance Arena once again. Real name, Paulette Constable, the Manchester born DJ made history when she started her career with a monthly residency at The Hacienda from 1992 until 1995, making her the first woman to have a residency at the famous Manchester venue. Since then she has travelled the world playing dance and house music and has lived everywhere from Paris to Ibiza. DJ Paulette will be spinning tracks at this year’s The Big Weekend 2018 in a DJ set that’s not to be missed.

Twitter: @djpaulette


The Manchester Pride Festival is Manchester Pride’s flagship event with its roots in the heart of the city’s world famous Gay Village.


The festival, which is an award-winning four day event celebrating LGBT+ life, is made up of The Big Weekend, The Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon, the alcohol free space that is The Superbia Weekend and the culmination of the festival The Candlelit Vigil.  


This year’s The Big Weekend runs from 24-27 August and the Pride Parade on Saturday 25 August. To find out more about Manchester Pride you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at manchesterpride.com.




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