Manchester Pride add to their ‘Big Weekend’ lineup of stars

Besi Besemar May 2, 2015

DJ Fresh: Photo by John Wright
DJ Fresh: Photo by John Wright

DJ Fresh, Andy Butler (Hercules and Love Affair) and Union J will join Texas as part of the line up for the charity’s Big Weekend event that will take place over the August bank holiday weekend.

DJ Fresh, aka English record producer and DJ Daniel Stein, has huge dance hits under-his-belt including Hot Right Now (with Rita Ora), Flashlight featuring Ellie Goulding and is currently in the charts with Gravity featuring Ella Eyre.

Popular boy band, Union J, will be finishing their successful summer tour supporting The Vamps by performing at The Big Weekend in Manchester. Known for their trademark harmonies and smoking good looks, Union J are set to perform hits such as You Got it All, Tonight (We live Forever) and Carry You.

Union J
Union J

Andy Butler is the driving force behind Hercules & Love Affair. From his teenage years, DJing at underground leather nights in his native Denver, to his escape to New York, home to the original wild gay night world that gave birth to rave culture, to inventing Hercules & Love Affair as an outlet for his songs, music was always at the heart of everything he does.

Mark Fletcher
Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, said: “We’re excited to be taking a new approach to the way we announce our artists this year. It’s brilliant for us that artists of international acclaim continue to show support for The Big Weekend and we’ll be announcing at least two artists every Friday who will be added to the entertainment programme until we reveal the final lineup in July. We’re confident the full line up will display the great variety in musical styles that our audience has become accustomed to!”

There’s more to Manchester Pride festival than just the Big Weekend, with a variety of events taking place throughout August. This year has seen the launch of Superbia, an all year round calendar of events that showcases, supports and celebrates LGBT and relevant arts, comedy, debate, film, literature, music, sport, theatre, family and community led projects within Greater Manchester with the aim to encourage engagement, wellbeing and culturally enhance LGBT communities.

Big Weekend tickets are currently priced at £22 for a weekend ticket, £12.50 for day tickets. Children’s tickets are also available from £5. Tickets provide guests with access to the event site, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo and helps Manchester Pride raise money for LGBT and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester.

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