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Manchester Pride Festival, which returns to the city this August bank holiday weekend, have confirmed their first live music performer for their Manchester Pride Live event, returning to Mayfield on the 29 and 30 August 2020.
Taking to the stage at Manchester Pride Live on Sunday 30 August 2020 will be global music superstar and LGBTQ+ icon Adam Lambert.
The news coincides with the release of Lambert’s new single Roses featuring Nile Rodgers and the announcement that his new album Velvet is due for release on Friday 20 March 2020.
Adam comments: “I am so excited to perform at Manchester Pride for the very first time! Something I have always wanted to do! I keep hearing that LGBTQ + representation is on fire over there and I can’t wait to be part of it and see you soon”!
Celebrating and fundraising for LGBTQ+ life across Manchester, Manchester Pride Festival sees the city centre come alive with a programme of events designed to promote inclusivity for all.
Here’s the full programme of events announced so far, with more information to be announced soon:
Gay Village Party: 28 – 30 August 2020
As per usual, the heart of Manchester Pride Festival will be located in the city’s gay district and the Gay Village Party will bring live performances, food and drinks stalls, markets, The Expo family activities and more to the famous cobbled streets.
Manchester Pride Parade: 29 August 2020
Saturday will see thousands of people line the Manchester streets, filling them with colour as the annual parade rolls through town. The much-anticipated theme for this year will be unveiled soon.
Manchester Pride Live, Mayfield: 29 – 30 August 2020
After its 2019 debut which saw sparkling headline performances from Ariana Grande and Years & Years, Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield for its second year. After listening to audience feedback, organisers have announced a few changes for 2020 including a reduced capacity and more toilets on site.
Adam Lambert will perform the event on Sunday 30 August, with more line-up additions for this year’s Manchester Pride Live to be unveiled soon.
Youth Pride Manchester: 29 – 30 August 2020
Curated especially for those aged 16 to 25, Youth Pride MCR creates a safe space for the younger members of the LGBTQ+ community to enjoy a wide range of exciting performances and activities.
The Superbia Weekend: 28 – 30 August 2020
Now in its sixth year, Superbia celebrates LGBT+ life across Greater Manchester with debates, film, comedy, literature, sport, theatre and loads more taking place across the weekend.
The Candlelit Vigil: 31 August 2020
A yearly tradition, The Candlelit Vigil at Sackville Gardens closes the weekend’s festivities with a moment of reflection, as Manchester remembers those who have been lost, and contemplates the challenges still faced by LGBTQ+ communities across the globe.
If fans want to experience the full line-up of music at Mayfield and the Gay Village Party, they need to purchase a Rainbow Pass.
Weekend, Saturday and Sunday Rainbow Passes are available.
For those just wanting access to the Gay Village Party, weekend and individual day tickets are available.
Please note, Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield is for over 18s only.
Tickets for Manchester Pride Festival 2020 are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk