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Manchester Pride Has Announced That The Annual Festival Will Return For 2021

By Laura Rogan

The festival was cancelled last year as a result of the pandemic.

Manchester Pride has confirmed their popular annual festival will return for 2021, with the parade, the Gay Village party and Manchester Pride Live all set to come back with a bang.

Announcing the exciting news via social media, the organisation has announced that the festival will take place over its usual August Bank Holiday weekend, with four whole days of events in store.

Kicking off on the 27th August, attendees can expect a scaled-down version of their live music event – which was last year confirmed to be headlined by Adam Lambert – alongside their annual parade and a candlelit vigil. The beautiful vigil allows the community to join together in Sackville Gardens to pay respects to those who have lost their lives to HIV, as well as stand together as a united community in the face of the many challenges the LGBTQ+ community have faced, and continue to face today.

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The plans for 2021’s festival are, of course, subject to England’s roadmap out of lockdown, however, should all go to plan – we can look forward to dancing the bank holiday away in the Gay Village while the sun shines down on a rainbow-laden Manchester.

As expected, the first release of tickets has sold out already – with more expected to go on sale soon. A full line-up is yet to be announced, however, previous years have seen the likes of Ariana Grande, Rita Ora and Cheryl Cole perform at Manchester Pride Live.

[Featured image: Manchester Pride]

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