Dannii Minogue announced to headline Manchester Pride

Former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has been announced as the headline act of next month’s Manchester Pride.

Organisers made the announcement six weeks ahead of the event, which is set to take place at the end of August.

A statement said: “With just six weeks until the Big Weekend, organisers have added pop queen Dannii Minogue to the line-up where she will perform a headline set, presented by G-A-Y, on the main stage.

“Queen of Clubs, Dannii, hasn’t performed live in the UK for over nine years, and is set to join a host of big names acts including the also newly announced Alesha Dixon and drag act La Voix.

“Dannii’s performance at the UK’s biggest Pride celebration will be one of only two currently planned performances she makes in the UK this year.”

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, said: “We’re hugely excited that Dannii will be appearing at The Big Weekend. We’ve been been working hard with our friends at G-A-Y to make this happen and we know the show will be a huge hit with our audience.

“Our full line up has now been revealed and it’s easily the strongest line up of performances that we’ve had at The Big Weekend. There will be performances to cater for many tastes as we mark this special anniversary year.

“It’s great that Manchester’s annual LGBT pride celebration is just as important to the many successful artists performing as it is to the communities of our brilliant city.

“It’s a big announcement this week with a brilliant variety of acts to suit difference aspects of our Big Weekend audience. We know they will look forward to welcoming all three acts to Manchester this bank holiday weekend.”