The renowned singer will perform at this year’s Pride festival.
After an explosive first year at the Mayfield headlined by Ariana Grande, Manchester Pride will return for a second year at the venue, confirming today the first act.
LGBTQ+ icon Adam Lambert will perform at this year’s festival on August bank holiday weekend and the show will be one of only two UK dates for the Queen frontman’s ‘Velvet’ tour.
Speaking of the announcement, chief executive for Manchester Pride Mark Fletcher said:
“We are beyond thrilled that Adam has created a space in his tour to join in our celebrations of LGBTQ+ life in Manchester.
“As a charity that campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality all year round it’s incredibly important to us that we showcase the breadth of LGBTQ+ artists who provide inspiration to all.
“To have such an influential LGBTQ activist as Adam choose to perform at Manchester Pride Live is testament to the reputation that Manchester has as a leading city, worldwide in the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality.
“Adam is the first of many more artist announcements to come. Watch this space for more great LGBTQ+ performers and allies when we release our line-up in February.”
“I am so excited to perform at Manchester Pride for the very first time! Something I have always wanted to do! I keep hearing that LGBTQ + representation is on fire over there and I can’t wait to be part of it and see you soon!”
Lambert is set to perform on Sunday 30th August and will be playing tracks from his new album ‘Velvet’ such as ‘Roses’ featuring Nile Rogers.
Festival organisers will also be making a few changes to this year’s festival following feedback from 2019’s, including a reduced capacity at the Mayfield and more toilets on site for guests to have the most comfortable experience possible. Tickets are also available to buy through Klarna with an option to split the cost of their ticket over three instalments.
Tickets for Manchester Pride 2020 are available to purchase now with Rainbow day passes starting at £35.