Friday nights in lockdown just got better.
Bringing the party to you over the next month, Manchester Pride is gifting fans and supporters with live streams of some iconic performances – celebrating the festival in a series of weekly events. Delving into their archives back to 2017-19, the organisers will host Manchester Pride: Live In Your Living Room for fans to re-live highlights from over the years, and it’s officially kicking off this Friday.
Featuring performances from the likes of Rita Ora, Liberty X and Louisa this week, the LGBTQ+ charity will be creating live shows from their previous festivals – with many yet to be announced performances, competitions and more coming in the following weeks.
Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride, said; “As an LGBTQ+ charity, in this unprecedented time, we’re making sure that we do all we can to check in with LGBTQ+ people and support them through what could be quite a tough time in isolation. We recognise that statistically, LGBTQ+ people are at much higher risk of experiencing poor mental health.
“We want to bring back the joy of the performances we have hosted at Manchester Pride Festival over the past three years for our communities to enjoy from the comfort of their own living rooms and give them something to look forward to. Whether people are experiencing the current situation with family, a partner, housemates or alone, we hope Manchester Pride: Live in Your Living will be the highlight of their week.
Continuing: “Our huge thanks goes out to the artists that have kindly agreed to the broadcast of their performances for free in support of our campaign for greater LGBTQ+ equality”
The live-streamed events will be hosted on Manchester Pride’s Youtube channel each Friday at 8pm, and will not be available to watch afterwards.
[Featured image: Manchester Pride]