‘The Big Weekend’ Takes Shape As Manchester Pride Announce More New Acts

Jayna Patel | 16th June 2015

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 Sarah Harding and Crazy P Soundsystem are the latest acts confirmed for the festival line-up.

Manchester Pride’s ‘Big Weekend’  is really beginning to take shape as organisers announce the latest new acts confirmed for the festival line-up.  Solo siren Sarah Harding will be bringing her debut sounds to the stage, joined by UK House and disco legend Crazy P Soundsystem who will also be performing at ‘The Big Weekend’, which will take place from Friday 28th to Monday 31st August.

Other acts already confirmed for the festival line-up include UK chart sensations Karen Harding and Union J, as well as Texas, DJ Fresh, Little Boots, KStewart, the Shane Ritchie Jr Band, Andy Butler, noughties favourite Atomic Kitten, attitude-packed vocal trio, Stooshe, and Big Weekend favourites Lucy Spraggan and Heather Peace. DJ legends, Graeme Park and Jon Fitz are also set to perform a set.

Singer-songwriter & actress, Sarah Harding, first became famous back in 2002 when she appeared on the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals.  After earning her place in the girl group, ‘Girls Aloud,’ Sarah went on to achieve twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) and two number one UK albums with the group, accumulating a total of five BRIT Award nominations. During the group’s break, Harding contributed three solo songs to the soundtrack of the movie St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, which she also starred in.  Sarah is has been in the studio writing & recording her debut solo music and is all-set to perform at ‘The Big Weekend.’

Crazy P comprises songwriting, production, and performing gurus Danielle Moore, Chris Todd, and James Baron who have been constantly touring with their DJ and Soundsystem sets, and are regarded as one of dance music’s finest, and genuinely live, performers.  They will be showcasing their seventh album, “Walk Dance Talk Sing” which combines their never diminishing love of a dancefloor sitting alongside their immaculate craft of songwriting, production, some moments of beautiful introspection, and thrilling performance.

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive for Manchester Pride, comments: “Crazy P are one of the most credible Dance acts in the UK. It’s really telling how important the LGBT audience is to all of the artists who are performing at The Big Weekend.”

“2015 will see one of the most comprehensive line ups ever at The Big Weekend, and there are still a few big surprises in store…”

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

There’s much more to Manchester Pride festival than the Big Weekend, events take place throughout the month of August and 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, literature, music, sport, theatre, family and community led projects within Greater Manchester with the aim to encourage engagement, wellbeing and culturally enhance our communities.

To find out more about the Manchester Pride you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at manchesterpride.com