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23 June 2019, 15:58 | Updated: 23 June 2019, 16:26
All you need to know about this year's event
Grammy and Brit Award winner and honorary Mancunian Ariana Grande will return to the city to headline the LGBT+ charity’s new event Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield this August bank holiday weekend.
The singer will join a stellar line-up including British synth-pop band Years and Years and '80s duo Bananarama as she performs a selection of songs from her Sweetener World Tour at the new live element of the Manchester Pride Festival, which this year is headline sponsored by boohoo and boohooMAN.
Plus Chelcee Grimes, Becky Hill, Liberty X, Louisa, Youngr, Pixie Lott, Four of Diamonds and transgender German singer songwriter Kim Petras will perform over the weekend.
DJs and dance music based performers will include Basement Jaxx, Nicky Siano: Hallelujah Disco, Gok Wan, Rhythm of the 90s, We Love Pop, Jodie Harsh, Hercules and Love Affair, K-Klass Live and Faithless.
Northern favourites Bongos Bingo will be hosting a stage takeover on Sunday.
The event, which will take place throughout the Mayfield site in Piccadilly, will feature a number of performance spaces including a huge 9,000 capacity outdoor performance space The Yard, the cavernous indoor Depot will play host to DJs and dance acts and The Sorting Room will host a street food market, bars, and another stage area will feature pop-up performances. Plus the platforms of the station will be home to a funfair.
For those that don’t want to attend Manchester Pride Live, the Gay Village Party will be the heart of the Manchester Pride Festival with the ultimate street party. With community performances in Sackville Gardens, plus markets and parties across the village’s venues, it will continue to be home to the hub of the festival’s LGBT+ celebration.
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Manchester's Gay Village has always, and will always be the heart of Manchester Pride Festival ❤ We’re excited to announce a full and diverse programme of amazing activities, artists and experiences as a part of the Gay Village Party in partnership with @ThomasCookAirlinesUK this year! From market stalls to Liberty X, the Sing-a-long Cinema to the Silent Disco - this will be a street party to remember! 🎉 And yes, the Silent Disco is BACK for 2019 😉🎧 More info on new additions to this year’s Gay Village Party coming soon 👀 🎟 Get your tickets for the Gay Village Party at: ticketmaster.co.uk/manchesterpridefestival
The stage in Sackville Gardens will host performances by Liberty X, Saara Aalto and Lucy Spraggan. It will also host the trans pride event and family Pride activity on Saturday after the parade.
Saturday 24th August
Years & Years
Basement Jaxx [DJ set]
HEDKANDI 20th Anniversary Tour
Freemasons w/ Katherine Ellis
Sink the Pink DJs
Rhythm of the 90s
Sunday 25th August
Nicky Siano's: Hallelujah Disco
Four of Diamonds
Faithless [DJ Set]
Hercules and Love Affair
We Love Pop
The Manchester Pride Festival will take place over August bank holiday weekend from Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August. It will include Manchester Pride Live, the Gay Village Party, The Manchester Pride Parade, The Superbia Weekend, Youth PrideMCR and The Candlelit Vigil.
There are three ticket options for Manchester Pride Live. The Rainbow Pass from Saturday (£34.50), Sunday (£38.50) or Weekend (£64.50) also provides unlimited weekend access to The Gay Village Party. These tickets provide access to each of Manchester Pride Live performance areas, pop up performances and fairground.
Tickets to the Gay Village Party provide unlimited day (£10) or weekend access (£15) plus a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children on Saturday and Sunday only is available for £20.