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Manchester Pride is always an exciting event in the LGBT calendar, and with All Saints, Anastasia and Conchita Wurst already confirmed, 2014’s Big Weekend looks set to be no exception. As if that wasn’t enough, Manchester Pride are pleased to announce that the eternally preppy pop princess Pixie Lott is joining the line-up. She’s been an exciting name on the British pop scene ever since her debut in 2009, and her return to the Manchester Pride main stage is one not to be missed. Taking place from 22 August until 25 August, Manchester Pride 2014 can now officially say that it boasts one of the most impressive talent line-ups in recent years.
And because we all know that no Pride line-up would be complete without it’s share of X Factor artists, Amelia Lily, Marcus Collins and Lucy Spraggan will also be returning to Manchester for this year’s Big Weekend. For those of you who prefer your music with a bit of an R&B edge, you’ll also have your chance to catch a performance from MOBO award winning group Big Brovaz. I always knew they were destined for a Pride performance when they sampled The Sound of Music on their single ‘Favourite Things’. It just makes sense.
Mark Fletcher, the Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, said, “This is one of the strongest line ups that Manchester Pride has ever seen, with local, national and international acts from an array of musical styles, including pop, dance, folk and rock. We’re already feeling the love for this year’s Pride line-up, with so much buzz already building in the run up to the Big Weekend.”
It’s clear from today’s announcement that Manchester Pride is bringing out the big guns this year. Weekend tickets are still available for only £22 while day tickets cost £12.50. The proceeds from these tickets will also be raising money for LGBT and HIV charities in Greater Manchester, meaning you’ll be doing something positive as well as getting the chance to see all these acts. So if you’d like to join me in the crowd dancing like a fool to Pixie Lott, I suggest you get your ticket now!