Zara Larsson, Eve, Mykki Blanco and stars of Drag Race UK lead Manchester Pride line-up

Zara Larsson is performing on the Sunday of Manchester Pride.

Manchester Pride has confirmed its line up for 2021 and they’re releasing more tickets.

Zara Larsson, Annie Mac, Gabrielle, Katy B, Drag Race UK stars and Eve lead the lineup of MCR Pride Live, which takes place between 28-29 August.

Alongside the lineup announcement, Manchester Pride has confirmed that extra tickets will be released today (30 April) at 12pm via Ticketmaster here.

Tickets will be available for the MCR Pride Live festival and Gay Village Party which takes place throughout Canal Street, but they’ve confirmed it’s a ‘limited release’.

While Zara will headline Sunday night, the LGBT+ charity confirms it has secured another major artist as headline performer on Saturday but says they, “will not be in a position to reveal their identity until 27 August, right before the bank holiday weekend show”.

Completing the 2021 lineup for Manchester Pride is the likes of Ella Henderson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sigala, Example, Jodie Harsh, Drag Race UK’s The Vivienne, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green, Danny Beard, Cheddar Gorgeous, Karen Harding and Mykki Blanco.

This year’s MCR Live is taking place in a smaller venue which is being revealed in the coming weeks, with capacity reduced by 50 per cent to ensure safety.


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Meanwhile other confirmed events taking place across the weekend include the parade, Trans Creative presents Trans Pride Rally, the annual Candlelit Vigil, a family Pride event and Black Pride MCR Takeover and Fat Pride.

Festival organisers discussed COVID safety procedures saying: “We understand that many people will be curious and anxious about how we will be managing COVID-19 safety.

“We are constantly developing and updating our policies and procedures in line with government guidance and advice, details of which will be communicated to ticket buyers before the event.”

They’ve also confirmed that “all tickets will be automatically rolled over to 2022 and you’ll have your place guaranteed for next year” if the event is unable to go ahead in 2021.

To get one of the limited release tickets head to Ticketmaster here.

They will start at £22.50 for a Rainbow Day Pass or £39.75 for the weekend and £7.50 and £12.50 for Gay Village Party tickets.

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