The legendary block party for all, Homobloc, has announced its return this autumn, bringing artists and performers together to present one of the greatest coalitions of the LGBTQ+ community. Taking place at Depot Mayfield on November 5 – one of the best Manchester nightclubs – the event will showcase next level production and performances across four stages including Depot, Concourse, Archive, and the legendary pub Star & Garter, which will host a special Bollox presents Homosquat takeover.
Róisín Murphy and Self Esteem are among the headliners set to play this year’s Homobloc one-day festival, and will also be joined by The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, HAAi, Saoirse and Horse Meat Disco. Also set to appear at Homobloc will be Homoelectric residents and regulars including Gina Breeze, Jamie Bull, Lukas, Kath McDermott, DJ Paulette, Joshua James and Grace Sands, alongside the likes of Jennifer Cardini, Krystal Klear, Moxie, Shanti Celeste, Mix-Stress, Queer Latifah and Supernature Disco.
Carl Austin-Behan, former Lord Mayor of Manchester, and LGBTQ+ Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, commented: “Homobloc is such an important date for many people as it brings the community together all under one roof – from dancing and performing, to fundraising. It is amazing to see the team get behind these charity partners and continue to support their vital works for the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Manchester and beyond.”
Rod Connolly from Homobloc, said: “We are excited to announce a powerful Homobloc festival programme that unites the biggest International and homegrown LGBTQ+ artists, with a clear spotlight on the wonderfully diverse nightlife community that Manchester is World famous for. Following a challenging year for LGBTQ+ rights, the time is now for everyone to come together, step into the light and recharge the city’s vibrant queer energy once more.”
This year, Homobloc will also continue supporting its amazing charity partners and the work that they do to make the world a better place for the community. Homobloc’s charity partners include the LGBT Foundation, The Proud Trust, George House Trust and Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Fund.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on July 21, and on general sale at 10am on July 22. Head to the Homobloc website for more ticket information and the full line-up.