Zara Larsson, Eve and 40+ more acts confirmed for Manchester Pride Festival 2021

MCR Pride Live to take place "in new home, with a reduced capacity" on Sat 29 August, organisers say.


Words: Jamie Tabberer

Zara Larsson, Katy B and Eve are among the stars performing at this year's Manchester Pride Festival, it has been announced.

Sigala and Gabrielle will also take to the stage at MCR Pride Live and The Gay Village Party on Saturday 29 August 2021, with a further headline act to be announced.

Organisers today said over 40 international and UK artists will be involved in this year's August Bank Holiday event, held in in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, after it was postponed last year due to coronavirus.

"In a new home, with a reduced capacity"

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, commented: “With many artists having decided not to tour this year, my team has worked twice as hard to secure a first class lineup of performers who are each excited to be able to celebrate LGBTQ+ life with us, in person this year. And unless the roadmap to recovery changes we can’t wait to come back together once again.

“MCR Pride Live will be in a new home, with a reduced capacity but the standard of talent on the stage remains exceptional and we know that our loyal and excited audience will love the programming across all of the events.

"Tickets to MCR Pride Live are very limited now and the Gay Village Party is selling fast, so I urge everyone that wants to come to buy them before they sell out.”

The venue for MCR Pride Live will be announced in coming weeks.

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Taking place from Friday 27 August until Monday 30 August, the festival features six key strands: Activism, Equality, Arts and Culture, Youth and Family, Community and Party.

Annie Mac, Ella Henderson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Lucy Spraggan will also be putting in appearances; the headline artist will not be announced until Thursday 27 August.

For pricing information, including about the new 'Low Income Ticket', visit the Manchester Pride website.

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