Come and join Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend – one of the biggest parties in the UK. From Friday 23 to Monday 26 August, tens of thousands of people descend upon Manchester’s world-renowned Gay Village to celebrate the climax of the Manchester Pride’s festival.
By day, our stages are packed full of world-class entertainment as well as our diverse collection of market & Lifestyle Expo stalls.
By night, join us in the newly launched Indoor Arena for some hot DJ sets or visit some of Manchester’s exciting gay bars and clubs as.s they take you through to the early hours of the morning with events that will make you wish the Big Weekend never came to an end.
This year will again see some big names and fantastic entertainment that will be announced during the Summer. The Feeling will be opening the stage on Friday 23 August, supported by Velvet Stream. Rylan and Lucy Spraggan will be taking over on Monday 26 August for our revamped reality special.
A visit to the Sackville Gardens stage is a great chance to socialise with people who share a common interest while being surrounded by local bands, local groups and local entertainment. It’s your community, and this is your stage. On Saturday evening, the stage plays host to the very popular Women’s Stage.
New for 2013, we launch the Indoor Arena. During the day, the venue will house Lifestyle Expo, an exhibition space designed for you to access resources and information about community groups, your health, sports clubs, legal advice, travel and much more. By night the space is transformed into a high-energy dance arena.
Looking to pick up a souvenir to remind you of your Manchester Pride visit? There’s over 40 traders on site at the Village Markets selling everything from the latest fashions to rainbow flags. You’re sure to find something there to take home with you.
Article: 23rd August 2013 www.manchesterpride.com