FIRST TIME AT PRIDE?
Pride is an amazing event and can be an incredible experience to take part in, wherever you are. Manchester’s Pride Big Weekend is one of the biggest and busiest Pride events in the country and we want you to be able to get the most out of it and thoroughly enjoy yourself!
Here’s our ultimate guide to surviving (and thriving!) at this year’s Pride!
When is it?
The Parade kicks off at 12 O’clock on Saturday 24th. Each year gets bigger and bigger so it can take a couple of hours for the whole thing to go past. It starts by the Hilton Hotel and ends near Canal Street. It can get busy from 11ish so get there nice and early if you want a good spot!
It will still work, but just in case you’re planning a live stream, it might take a while to get a good signal going!
grab a snapchat filter and lens
Keep an eye out for our future themed entry this year which will hopefully be our loudest one yet! In addition to giving out stickers, wristbands and flying saucers we’re also having a limited edition Snapchat filter only available during the Parade along the route!
It’s drawn by our group and is obviously amazing so get yourself down to the route to grab it!
The Big Weekend
things are different…
This year the festival is a bit different! There’s still a “village party” around Canal Street, but it will be a bit smaller that pervious years because all the big acts have their own festival over in Mayfield. That means things around the village might be in different places than you’re used to. There expo stuff will be down by the National Express bus station for one thing. Everything in Sackville gardens will still be there though. If you’re in it for the big acts it’s a separate ticket too.
it's really busy!
who are the big acts?
This year has Ariana Grande, Years & Years, Emeli Sande and more performing. If you want to know more about he individual line up head here.