🌈 Who's on at this year's Manchester Pride?
Scissor Sister's Ana Matronic, Rita Ora, Lucy Spraggan, and more among this year's The Big Weekend line up. We're in, are you?
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The festival, an award-winning four day event celebrating LGBT+ life, is made up of The Big Weekend, The Manchester Pride Parade, the alcohol free space that is The Superbia Weekend, and the culmination of the festival, The Candlelit Vigil.
So, who are the big names on the stage this year?
Renowned for bringing some of the best homegrown and international artists to the heart of Manchester City Centre, this year's The Big Weekend is set to be a belter.
Topping the bill will be (among others, 'course):
LUCY SPRAGGAN (...who'll be celebrating her 10th appearance at the festival)
...and more! Check the full line up here.
Taking place in August, this year’s The Big Weekend runs from 24-27 August 2018, with The Manchester Pride Parade taking to the streets on Saturday 25 August.
Featuring 150 entries, the Pride Parade is set to have just over 5000 participants. This year’s theme, The Circus, is designed to remind the people of Manchester and further afield that acceptance is a vital step in the continued progress of equality for all.
🚨 FULL BIG WEEKEND LINE-UP REVEALED🚨— Manchester Pride (@ManchesterPride) April 26, 2018
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“The circus is coming to town and all are welcome!" said Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride.
"This year’s Manchester Pride Parade will be a great opportunity to see many different types of LGBT+ people, each with their own individual quirks, skills, differences and fascinations all walking together in celebration!
“There are many millions of individuals that exist within Greater Manchester. Each different to the other. This is the same within the LGBT+ communities here and around the world.
"With the Circus of Acceptance as the theme for The Manchester Pride Parade, we’re proudly showcasing and celebrating the richly diverse LGBT+ people of our City and we’re inviting the people of Manchester to join in or come along to be entertained, to be inspired, and to be proud!”
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