Complete Daily Line Up Announced For Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend

Jayna Patel | 6th August 2015

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Manchester Pride has confirmed it’s full Big Weekend line-up so you don’t miss any of your favourite artists!

It’s less than four weeks to go until the UK’s leading annual Pride festival kicks and now visitors can plan which acts to see, as the full daily line-ups have been announced for the Main Stage Arena, Gaydio Dance Arena and Sackville Boutique Stage, for Friday 28 – Monday 31 August.

Tickets for the Big Weekend are currently priced at £25 for a weekend ticket, £15 for day tickets and children’s tickets are also available from £5. Tickets provide guests with access to the event, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo. Ticket sales help Manchester Pride raise money for LGBT and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester. For more in- formation on The Big Weekend visit the new website

2015 sees Manchester Pride mark the 25th anniversary of charity fundraising events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life in Manchester.*

Friday 28 August

Main Stage Arena


Bipolar Sunshine

La Voix

DJ Riv

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La Voix will entertain crowds on the main stage.

Gaydio Dance Arena

Crazy P Soundsystem

James Holroyd

Disco Mums

Sackville Boutique Stage

ManBears Picnic

Saturday 29 August

Main Stage Arena

DJ Fresh

Seamus Haji

Alesha Dixon


Sarah Harding

Sarah Whatmore

Karen Harding



Sackville Boutique Stage

Heather Peace presents…

Jess Vincent

Sound of The Sirens

Lynne Loudon


Jes Stretton

Proms in the Park

Claire Mooney

Jay Walker

Gaydio Dance Arena

Jodie Harsh

Graeme Park


Kriss Herbert

Sunday 30 August

Main Stage Arena

Dannii Minogue

Kristyna Myles

Atomic Kitten

Rival Joy

Little Boots

DJ Riv


Shane Richie Jnr Band

Sackville Boutique Stage

Kelly Wilde


Angie Brown


Gaydio Dance Arena

Hot Since 82

Lauren Lo Sung

Andy Butler

Sian Bennett

Maze & Masters

Monday 31 August

Main Stage Arena

Union J

Mitch Miller

Lucy Spraggan 

Eva Inglesias

 The Supreme Fabulettes

The Waletones

Sheena McHugh

Charlie Cooper

Nikki Graeme

Simon Gross

James Barr

The August Bank Holiday also sees the return of the vibrant Manchester Pride Parade, an integral part of the Manchester Pride Festival.

Sir Ian McKellen, star of The Lord of the Rings and X-Men, was announced as this years Parade Grand Marshal earlier this month. As Grand Marshal of the parade, Sir Ian will lead the parade through the streets of Manchester on Saturday 29 August.

The theme for the 2015 Manchester Pride Parade, a free event that is part of the wider Pride Festival, is Devotion, and the charity is calling for parade participants and attendees to celebrate and shout about who and what they are devoted to.

The popular Village Markets, located on Chorlton Street, returns during the Big Weekend this year, of- fering a great selection of gifts and memorabilia

Situated in the indoor arena, The Expo is a hugely popular community space which gives exhibitors the chance to showcase their organisation, spend face-to face time with visitors, promote goods or services and carry out consultations during the Big Weekend.

The Expo features community groups, public sector organisations and commercial businesses, and will be open Saturday – Monday, between 11am and 5pm

The culmination of the Big Weekend is the George House Trust Candlelit Vigil during which Sackville Gardens is turned into a sea of flickering candles as those lost to the HIV virus are remembered.

There’s much more to the Manchester Pride Festival than the Big Weekend and events will take place throughout the month of August. This year has seen the launch of Superbia, an all year round calendar of events that showcases, supports and celebrates LGBT and relevant arts, comedy, debate, film, litera- ture, music, sport, theatre, family and community-led projects within Greater Manchester with the aim to encourage engagement, wellbeing and culturally enhance communities.