Big announcement for Pride’s big weekend

The Manchester Pride Festival organisers have confirmed even more great artists to appear at the award-winning annual Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) celebration this summer.

For four days, the annual event will be celebrating LGBT life. The event takes place in August, with The Big Weekend running from Friday 26 – Monday 29 August and the Parade on Saturday 27 August.

The Big Weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £22 for weekend tickets. Day, family and children’s tickets are also available. Tickets are exchanged for Pledge Bands at the festival providing guests with access to the event, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo and help Manchester Pride raise essential funds for LGBT and HIV causes in Greater Manchester.

Manchester Pride asks the community to wear their bands with pride as they pledge to; help Manchester Pride create a safe, world class LGBT celebration, support Manchester Pride’s commitment to raising essential funds for LGBT and HIV causes in Greater Manchester and support the organisation’s campaign for greater LGBT equality.

Singer-songwriter and musician Katy B, has stormed the music world as an electronica, house, dubstep, R&B, dance and UK garage artist since releasing her debut album. She is due to appear at this year’s event.

From the enduring pop star machine that is Simon Cowell’s empire, Walthamstow’s Fleur East was a competitor on season 11 of the U.K and will also be gracing Pride’s stage this year.

Manchester based K-Klass are responsible for some of the biggest dance tracks ever made. They cut their teeth playing live at huge raves as well as iconic clubs such as The Hacienda, Cream, Ministry of Sound and many others. Head over to this year’s Pride for our local act.

These artists will join multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter, Will Young. International DJ Judge Jules who will perform at the event alongside Pride-favourite and singer/songwriter, Heather Peace and the popular ‘Heather Peace Presents’ Boutique Stage line-up in Sackville Gardens.

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, said: “This is our second artist announcement of 2016 and we’re excited to add these brilliant acts to the line up for The Big Weekend. Katy B, Fleur East and K-Klass are all quite different, they’ll be sure to put on some great shows. David Dunne’s Paradise Factory set is definitely one not to miss.”

“Tickets sold out last year and we think that with these artists we’ve provided more reasons for people to show their support and buy their pledge bands early”.

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