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Manchester Pride adds host of top names to line-up

Besi Besemar June 5, 2017

Ultra Nate: Photo by Marco Cerrone

Manchesterā€™s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) event The Manchester Pride Festival reveal a host of top names to wow the crowds at The Big Weekend this August bank holiday.

X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight, Pixie Lott, Ultra Nate and Katrina and the Waves will be joining artists already announced including Melanie C, Faithless and Clean Bandit during the Big Weekend.

Also added to the stellar line-up is 90s favourite N-Trance,Ā Girli, Lisa Maffia and Manchester Pride patron Heather Peace will curate Heather Peace Presents on the Sackville Gardens Boutique Stage for a third year.

Big Weekend crowd pleaser Lucy Spraggan has appeared regularlyĀ at The Big Weekend, performed at The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit and sung at the moving Candlelit Vigil, which closes every Manchester Pride Festival.

This new raft of artists will join Clean Bandit, Melanie C, X Factor winner Louisa Johnson and Saara Aalto on the main billing for the event.

The Manchester Pride Festival, which is made up of The Big Weekend, The Manchester Pride Parade and The Candlelit Vigil, is an award-winning four-day event celebrating LGBT+ life.

The event takes place in August, with this yearā€™s The Big Weekend set to run from Friday, August 25Ā  – Monday, August 28 with the parade on Saturday, August 26.

The Big Weekend tickets are priced at Ā£16.50 for day tickets and children’s tickets are also available. Third release tickets will go on sale for Ā£25.50 on June 2.

Tickets provide guests with access to the event site, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens Boutique Stage, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo and helps Manchester Pride raise money for LGBT+, HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester.

For more information on The Big Weekend, click here: