Manchester Pride reveal The Big Weekend DJ line-up

Manchester Pride has added some of the best dance music acts in the country to its line-up for the Gaydio Dance Arena at The Big Weekend which takes place from Friday August 25 to Monday, August 28.

 Danny Howard

Danny Howard

Manchester 2017 will see DJ sets from internationally renowned Faithless, BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems Danny Howard and English electronic music duo and production team Simian Mobile Disco head up one of the event’s most exciting and relevant DJ line-ups to date.

The warehouse party style arena at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival has grown in stature over the past three years and the unique car park stage has put the event on the dance music map with world-class acts such as Judge Jules, Groove Armada, Honey Sound System, Stonebridge and Honey Dijon.

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride, said: “Since we launched the Gaydio Dance Arena it has proven to be massively popular, not only with our audience but also with the DJ’s that we’ve been able to attract to come and play for us.  

“Every year I really look forward to visiting this unique space at the end of the day and taking in the atmosphere. It’s something very different from the rest of The Big Weekend, and from any other Pride celebration that I’ve attended. Something feels very Mancunian about it. 

“It’s brilliant to have such well renowned credible names from the word of Dance music coming out to support the event and celebrate LGBT+ life in the City. It’s also great to see Ben Pearce back on the bill after he took some time out last year – we know our audience will be thrilled.”

The Big Weekend tickets are currently priced at £22.50 for a weekend ticket, £16.50 for day tickets and children’s tickets are also available.

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

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