Thomas Cook Airlines and Manchester Airport announced on 5 April that they will be returning as headline sponsors of Manchester Pride’s The Big Weekend 2016.
The festival, which takes place from Friday 28 to Monday 31 August, is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life and will take place in Manchester’s world famous Gay Village.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend The Big Weekend, which will feature live performances from pop stars Will Young, Fleur East and Katy B, DJs Judge Jules and David Dunne, and many more.
As well as sponsoring the event, Thomas Cook and Manchester Airport will jointly be sponsoring the Thomas Cook Airlines USA Main Stage.
Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, said: “It’s brilliant to have Thomas Cook Airlines and Manchester Airport back on board for The Big Weekend 2016 both as headline and main stage sponsor.
“Their involvement in our 2015 events was really successful and enabled us to put on some great additional events including Tram Trax USA in partnership with Metrolink which offered a unique gig on a tram between Chorlton and Manchester Airport with one lucky rider bagging themselves a weekend for two in Miami!”