Manchester Pride Festival will return this summer and event organisers have announced the lineup for this year’s Gay Village Party.

The likes of multi-platinum-selling artist Jessie J and two-time Eurovision winner Loreen are performing in August.

The Gay Village Party hosts three performance spaces in Manchester’s Gay Village - The Village Stage in the middle of the event site, The Alan Turing Stage in Sackville Gardens and the Indoor Arena.

Here’s what you can expect as Manchester Pride returns for 2024.

When is Manchester Pride Festival 2024?

Manchester Pride Festival will take place across the August Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday, August 23 until Monday, August 26.

Manchester Pride Festival 2024 Gay Village Party lineup

Jessie J is set to return to Manchester to perform for the first time in six years and Loreen will also take to the stage as another big headline act.

The third headliner is yet to be announced with organisers saying we won’t know who it is until a later date.

The confirmed lineup so far is as follows:

  • Jessie J
  • Loreen
  • Katy B
  • Bimini
  • Chinchilla
  • Claire Richards
  • Natasha Hamilton
  • Louis III
  • Ginger Johnson
  • Danny Beard
  • Black Peppa
  • Banksie
  • QUEENZ: The Show with Balls - Gaydio Dance Arena
  • Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine
  • Angie Brown
  • Charlieeeee
  • DJ Paulette
  • Ghetto Fabulous
  • Queer Stage Revolution
  • JSKY
  • Lauren Lo Sung
  • Michelle McKenna (Platnum)
  • Mix-Stress
  • Pecs: Black is King
  • Rozalla
  • Stephani B
  • The Enby Show
  • Queer Asian Takeover
  • Trans Filth & Joy
  • Black Pride MCR
  • Queer Women's Takeover
  • Danny Beard & Friends
  • Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show
  • Runway with Banksie
  • Pride Divas Only with Misty Chance
  • Your Manchester Live with Belinda Scandal
  • What She Said
  • Vanilla

Organisers have confirmed that more performers will be added to the lineup soon.

The Indoor Arena will provide visitors with a warehouse style clubbing experience and it’ll be home to The Gaydio Dance Arena (returning August 24).

DJ Paulette will headline The Gaydio Dance Arena and it will host a number of takeovers including Runway with Banksie, Manchester’s very own 7-foot drag supermodel, who will host a runway showcasing glamorous queer couture and fashion realness, organisers have announced.

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, said: “Each year we ask our communities what they'd like to see at the Festival and I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to respond with this line up. Jessie J and Loreen are outstanding performers. It’s brilliant to have them sharing the stage with local Queer talent and supporting us as we continue to push the Pride movement forward.

“There’s a huge variety of entertainment on offer this year; a host of classic Pride favourites, emerging artists, drag royalty and well known performers spanning a whole range of genres.

“What’s most important is the representation and visibility of the further marginalised LGBTQ+ people. The way we’ve been able to achieve this is through co-curation with our communities. The stage takeovers enable us to deliver an event which is designed by our communities for our communities and allies to enjoy.

“This year will see one of the biggest weekends we’ve delivered. We’ve got another headline act lined up and a few surprises in store that we’ll be announcing over the coming months so we’re encouraging attendees to get their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment because it’s likely to be a sold out event.”

Stage takeovers will include Trans Filth & Joy, the Queer Asian Takeover, The Queer Women's Takeover and Danny Beard & Friends.

Black Pride MCR will host a takeover on the Village Stage, combining local QTIPOC talent with high energy drag, house music and vogue performances.

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How to buy tickets for Manchester Pride Festival 2024

If you’d like to get tickets for Manchester Pride Festival 2024, here’s how you can.

Tickets are available to buy via the Ticketmaster website and you can find out more information via the Manchester Pride website.

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While Earlybird, Pre Sale and First Release tickets have now sold out, there are more ways to get tickets.

Second Release Weekend and VIP tickets can be bought via Ticketmaster now from £27.50 for a day ticket and £42.50 for a weekend ticket.

A fixed donation of £2.50 from every ticket sold goes directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund, ensuring that LGBTQ+ causes and projects in Greater Manchester receive vital support with grants that are distributed throughout the year.

All tickets are subject to a 10% booking fee with the fee being applied to the ticket only and not the £2.50 fixed donation.