Manchester Pride Festival Line-up 2021
Saturday 28 August
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Sunday 29 August
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About Manchester Pride 2021
Manchester Pride is an annual pride festival, parade and event held in Manchester city centre over the bank holiday weekend on 27 – 30 August 2021. Featuring MCR Pride Live, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Party, Manchester Pride Parade, Youth Pride MCR and the Candlelit Vigil, Family Pride MCR and Human Rights Forum, an unforgettable weekend awaits.
At the heart of the four-day extravaganza is the annual Manchester Pride Parade, celebrating LGBTQ+ members of the community as they march through the Mancunian streets to the cheers of tens of thousands of supporters. The Gay Village Party is also a world-famous staple of the Manchester Pride weekend. The party stretches across the whole city taking over the streets and various venues.
The Superbia Weekend provides an alcohol-free retreat into a rich hub of arts and culture, while the Candlelit Vigil closes the weekend with a poignant moment to reflect and remember together. Pop superstar and honorary citizen of Manchester, Ariana Grande headlined 2019's festival edition, along with the synth-pop band Years and Years, fronted by LGBT advocate Olly Alexander.
With love, inclusiveness and acceptance at its core, make it to Manchester this August - a city to be proud in.
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Where is Manchester Pride Festival?
Manchester Pride Festival is held in several locations across the city. MCR Pride Live will take place in a brand new outdoor fully accessible city centre venue which will be announced soon. The Gay Village Party takes place in Manchester's World Famous Gay Village centred around Canal Street.
How to get to Manchester Pride Festival:
- By Train – the closest train stations to the event are Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road.
- By Tram – the easiest way to get to the event is by Metrolink. For Manchester Pride Festival, the nearest stop is either Piccadilly or Piccadilly Gardens. For the parade, the nearest stops are Deansgate Castlefield and St. Peters Square.
- By Bus – take a bus to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens. From there, the Gay Village Party event site is a two-minute walk, just across the road.
When does Manchester Pride Festival 2021 take place?
The dates for Manchester Pride Festival are Friday 27 August - Monday 30 August 2021, over the late August bank holiday weekend in the UK. The parade starts from 12:00 on Saturday 29 August, usually beginning at Liverpool Road and ending on Fairfield Street.
Can I camp at Manchester Pride Festival?
No, Manchester Pride Festival takes place across the city’s streets and venues so there are no camping facilities. However, there are plenty of nearby options for accommodation.
Is Manchester Pride a family-friendly festival?
Yes, Manchester Pride makes a great day out for the whole family to enjoy. The event also includes Youth Pride MCR, especially curated for younger members of the LGBTQ+ family. Children below the age of two do not require a ticket to Manchester Pride Festival.
What is the Manchester Pride Parade theme for 2021?
Manchester Pride's vision of peace is to live in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice. This year you are invited to join in a March For Peace as the overall theme for 2021.
Can I book accessible tickets for the festival?
Yes, accessible tickets and facilities are available for the event along with a 2-for-1 ticket policy for eligible guests who require an essential companion. Visit our access section for more.
When will I receive my tickets?
You should receive your tickets five days before the event. If the tickets have yet to arrive five days before, please contact us. You can check ticket dispatch information here.
Can I sell my tickets for Manchester Pride?
If you can no longer go to the festival, you can head to our verified fan to fan ticket exchange site to sell your tickets safely and securely so another fan gets to enjoy the festival. See our Ticket Exchange site here.