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Manchester Pride Festival Has Been Pushed Back To 2021

By Laura Rogan May 12, 2020

The annual festival was scheduled to take place this August.

After a belter of a festival last summer, Manchester Pride supporters will have to wait until 2021 to attend the famous festival, which attracts thousands every year.

Credit: Manchester Pride

Announcing the news on their social media just last night, the organisers confirmed:

“We are both heartbroken and devastated to deliver the news that we have made the decision to postpone this summer’s Manchester Pride Festival until August 2021.

“Whilst we are a charity that campaigns all year round, the Festival is our flagship event. It is one of the biggest celebrations of LGBTQ+ life in the UK and the highlight of the year for both our team, and for many of you.

“This decision is not one that has been taken lightly. Our small team has been working tirelessly to ensure we would be prepared for every eventuality, and we have consulted with everyone that we needed in order to reach this decision. To put it simply, the ongoing situation is incredibly uncertain and it would be too much of a risk to go ahead with plans to deliver the Festival this year”.

US star and Queen frontman Adam Lambert was confirmed to perform at this year’s festival, however, no further acts were yet announced. It is currently unconfirmed whether this year’s planned acts will perform at the postponed festival.

Ticketholders for the 2020 festival, which was set to be the charity’s “biggest and best” yet, have been assured that their tickets can be rolled over for the 2021 celebration, or await contact from Ticketmaster regarding refunds.