Manchester Pride reveals exciting line-up for Gay Village celebration

Date published: 27 August 2021


Manchester Pride has announced a stellar line up of entertainment and events for the Gay Village Party, seeing an all queer line up performing across three stages. 

Cherished at the heart of the LGBTQ+ charity’s August bank holiday Manchester Pride Festival, the Gay Village Party line up has been curated to provide a platform for and shine a light on some of the very best of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ talent.  

With its most diverse programme yet, local artists including Mandla, Val Queen, Monopolyphonic, Jsky and legendary local drag queen Misty Chance will take to the stages across this weekend.

The event will also play host to The Untold Orchestra, Bimini Bon Boulash,  House Gospel Choir, Ginny Lemon, Tom Aspaul and the return of the ever popular Silent Disco. 

A spokesperson for Manchester Pride said: “During our community consultations in 2019 and 2020 our community told us how important showcasing local LGBTQ+ talent was to them as part of the festival.

"Our community also told us that they would like us to introduce a queer women's stage and a QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People Of Colour) stage.

"We have worked hard to develop the line-up at the Gay Village Party to do just this.

“Kicking off with Tans Filth and Joy on Friday, you can expect to see a line up which is truly representative of  the diverse local LGBTQ+ communities of Greater Manchester.

"The Gay Village Party is the beating heart of the Manchester Pride Festival.

"And, more so than ever before, this year's event really is a celebration led by the community. 

“The Gay Village Party will showcase some of the very best Queer talent the city has to offer.

"We’re proud to be providing a platform for the widest range of voices and performers from within our community that we have ever presented and it promises to be truly inspiring."

The Sackville Gardens stage will now be known as the Alan Turing Stage, Sackville Car Park has been renamed to the Playground Stage and indoor arena is now known as the Mancunity Stage. 

Tickets are still available to purchase for the Gay Village Party, with a limited amount available here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/manchester-pride-festival-tickets/artist/5292149 

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


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