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Manchester Pride Festival: An Unprecedented Celebration of Queer Joy and Diversity

Manchester Pride Festival: An Unprecedented Celebration of Queer Joy and Diversity

This year, Manchester is gearing up to host a celebration that promises to be etched in memories for ages. The Manchester Pride Festival is poised to be the pinnacle of queer joy celebrations, and the anticipation is palpable.

The Gay Village Party: Manchester's Queer Crown Jewel

Central is the Gay Village Party. This festivity stands as a beacon of Manchester's vibrant LGBTQ+ community. It isn't merely a party; it's a diverse and inclusive queer-led and queer-run festivity that encapsulates the spirit of LGBTQ+ life and love in the renowned Gay Village of Manchester.

Manchester has consistently been a trailblazer in the global pride movement. This pioneering ethos shines through in the festival's line-up, which harmoniously integrates local queer talent with internationally acclaimed LGBTQ+ artists. And naturally, their allies stand steadfast, supporting them at every juncture.

Diversity: The Festival's Core

The numbers are a testament to the festival's commitment.

96% of queer performers

54% of female artists

51% of artists of colour

Over 42% of trans and non-binary artists

34% of artists identify as disabled or neurodivergent.

A Sneak Peek into the Stellar Line-Up

Friday is set to dazzle with dynamic performances from talents like Bimini, La Discothéque Orchestra, Trans Filth and Joy, and Tito Bone, among others.

Saturday promises to escalate the fervour, with stars like Pabllo Vittar, Alison Goldfrapp, Conchita, Jodie Harsh, and a myriad of other talents ensuring an electrifying atmosphere.

Sunday offers a blend of classic and contemporary with acts from Danny Beard and Friends, Jake Shears, Natasha Bedingfield, Lisa Scott-Lee, and a slew of other performers ready to create an indelible mark.

Monday concludes the festival on a high note. The Runway by Banksie and Firehouse with Dakota Schiffer is a spectacle to behold. The day also showcases the Disabled Queer Joy Cabaret, George the Dragon, Frogb0i, and a host of other talents.

Find out more.

The Manchester Pride Festival is more than an event; it's a revolution. It's a tribute to love, diversity, and the indomitable spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. With a line-up exuding relentless entertainment and a resonating message of inclusivity, this year's festival is on the brink of creating a legacy. For those eager to delve deeper into the detailed line-up, click here to find out more. It's time to mark those calendars and immerse oneself in this magnificent celebration of queer exuberance!

Published: 21-Aug-2023: (7221)

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