After an incredible four-day celebration in 2019, Manchester Pride Festival returns for another weekend of campaigning, celebrating and fundraising for LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester.
Festival organisers have announced a few changes for 2020 following learnings and audience feedback in 2019. Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield for its second year and will see a reduced capacity and more toilets on the site to ensure a comfortable experience for those attending.
The charity will be conducting accessibility listening groups this year & seeking expert advice from disability communities who can offer valuable input on the accessibility offerings for Manchester Pride Festival 2020. Organisers will be working in partnership with Attitude is Everything who will be providing accessibility accreditation across the weekend.
The internationally renowned festival will come alive across the city with a programme of events curated to appeal to a variety of different audiences to create the charity’s most inclusive event yet.
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, 28th – 31st August 2020
GAY VILLAGE PARTY, 28th – 31st August 2020
As always, the heart of Manchester Pride Festival remains firmly in The Gay Village, where Manchester Pride will celebrate LGBTQ+ life with an incredible line-up of community talent, performances, The Expo, markets, amazing food & drink, parties amongst the Village venues.
MANCHESTER PRIDE PARADE, 29th August 2020
The annual Manchester Pride Parade will fill the streets with colour on Saturday 29th August as Manchester marches and protests for LGBTQ+ equality, with hundreds of thousands gathering to cheer them on along the way.
MANCHESTER PRIDE LIVE, 29th – 30th August 2020
After it’s inaugural year, Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield from Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th August, where the charity will celebrate with international talent across multiple stages, fun activities, fantastic food & drink and lots more to be announced.
YOUTH PRIDE MCR, 29th – 30th August 2020
Youth Pride MCR is an event especially curated for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16 to 25 aimed at creating a safe and nourishing space where the younger members of the community enjoy performances and activities.
THE SUPERBIA WEEKEND, 28th – 30th August 2020
The Superbia Weekend is Manchester Pride Festival’s free-to-attend, alcohol-free space offering a weekend of culturally rich LGBTQ+ celebrations spanning, art, film, performance, conversation and more.
THE CANDLELIT VIGIL, 31st August 2020
The Candlelit Vigil will continue to close the four days with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens. The home of Alan Turing and the Beacon of Hope will again be turned into a sea of flickering candles as Manchester remembers those lost to HIV, those who are suffering, those who are persecuted, and recognise the many challenges that are still faced by LGBTQ+ communities here and around the world.
Tickets to Manchester Pride Festival are available now.
Rainbow passes start at £35 for a day pass and £65 for the whole weekend. A rainbow pass entitles festival goers to access to two days at Manchester Pride Live and four days at the Gay Village Party over the bank holiday weekend.*
To find out more about Manchester Pride follow the charity on Twitter or visit the website.
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