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 revealed that the festival will take place over its usual August Bank Holiday weekend, with four whole days of events in store.
And if that wasn’t all, fans are in for a huge line-up for the festival’s return, with one surprise guest being kept under wraps until August.
Kicking off on the 27th August, attendees can expect a huge line-up including the likes of Annie Mac, Sigala, Example, Eve, Zara Larsson and Ella Henderson – 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.
Following a huge party at the Depot Mayfield just two year’s ago, organisers have also revealed that the event will take place at First Street this year – allowing for a more intimate and COVID-safe experience for attendees.
The new venue will comprise of a main stage, a Gaydio dance tent, three bars, and food stalls.
Artists such as Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Lucy Spraggan will also be taking to the stage this year, with one particular headliner remaining under wraps until late August.
As expected, the first release of tickets has sold out already – however, you can snap up tickets in the latest release here.
[Featured image: Manchester Pride]