Manchester Pride line-up includes Katy B and Fleur East

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This year’s Manchester Pride line-up includes Katy B and Fleur East amongst many other great music acts (some of them still to be announced).

This year G-A-Y presents:

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The X Factor’s Fleur East was runner-up in season 11 of the UK talent show. She shot to the top with her memorable rendition of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’, followed by the success of her first single, ‘Sax’. She will be joining 2016’s brilliant festival line-up.

Musician Katy B will also be joining her. This songstress has dabbled in many genres of music including dubstep and house since the launch of her 2011 album, On a Mission. She has collaborated with a number of big names, including Mark Ronson, Major Lazer and Tinie Tempah.

Underground DJ Ben Pearce and dance DJ David Dunne will also be joining Fleur and Katy in this year’s line-up. This year’s festival is set to be unforgettable – acts including Paulette, Will Young and DJ Judge Jules will also be making appearances.


And, according to Chief Executive of Manchester Pride Mark Fletcher there are still ‘big announcements’ to come during the countdown to Pride.

‘This is our second artist announcement of 2016 and we’re excited  to add these brilliant acts to the line up for The Big Weekend. Katy B, Fleur East and K-Klass are all quite different, they’ll be sure to put on some great shows…tickets sold out last year and we think that with these artists we’ve provided more reasons for people to show their support and buy their pledge bands early.’

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The Manchester Pride Festival is an award-winning four-day event celebrating LGBT life. The event takes place in August, with The Big Weekend running from Friday 26 – Monday 29 August and the Parade on Saturday 27 August.

Big Weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £22 for weekend tickets. Day, family and children’s tickets are also available.

Tickets are exchanged for Pledge Bands at the festival, providing guests with access to the event, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo. Pledges help Manchester Pride raise essential funds for LGBT and HIV causes in Greater Manchester.

Manchester Pride asks the community to wear their bands with pride as they pledge to help Manchester Pride create a safe, world-class LGBT celebration; support Manchester Pride’s commitment to raising essential funds for LGBT and HIV groups in Greater Manchester; and support the organisation’s campaign for greater LGBT equality.

To find out more about the Manchester Pride you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at

About Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.