Manchester Pride 2022: Everything you need to know including tickets, dates, full lineup and parade details

A scene from 2019 Manchester Pride event showing people marching on the streets

Manchester Pride 2022 is taking place this month, and this is everything you need to know including tickets, dates and parade details.

If you’ve got post-Pride blues following the likes of London and Brighton Pride, then there’s another big celebration just around the corner.

The hugely popular Manchester Pride will return on bank holiday weekend between 26-29 August to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Previous years have featured a festival stage separate from the city’s famous Canal Street, with headliners including Ariana Grande and Yungblud.

However this has received backlash from guests who have argued that Pride is turning into a music festival that is putting profits ahead of people.

This year, Manchester Pride will return to its roots with a lineup that’s been co-designed with Manchester’s queer communities, featuring a host of diverse performers across the weekend.

This will all take place across three stages around Canal Street, with Drag Race UK stars, Manchester-based drag artists, Black Pride MCR and a Queer Women’s takeover among the acts.

Below you can find out everything you need to know including stage splits, events taking place and how to get tickets.

Can I still get Manchester Pride tickets?

Manchester Pride takes place throughout Canal Street. (Jonathan Nicholson/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Yes, tickets for the Gay Village Party are available to buy from Ticketmaster. You can get weekend tickets or day tickets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

For the weekend wristbands, tickets are priced at £35.50 for general admission, £106 for Gold VIP or £157 for Diamond VIP. While day tickets are priced at £30 each.

To find out more and to book head to Ticketmaster here.

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Where does my money go?

Manchester Pride is a charity and the cost of a Gay Village Party ticket helps the event deliver a safe, community pride celebration.

They have confirmed that £2.50 from every ticket purchased goes directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund to help LGBTQ+ good causes in Greater Manchester.

Who’s performing at Manchester Pride?

They’ve confirmed the day splits for the Gay Village Party, which will take place across three stages: Alan Turing Stage, Mancunity Stage and Cabaret Stage.


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Friday 26 August

Alan Turing Stage: Trans Filth & Joy

MancUnity Stage sponsored by Gaydio: DJ Fat Tony / Fat Pride presents: Ivy Profemme, The Niallist and Fat Britney

Cabaret Stage: Duncan James (Proud Cabaret) / Patrick Saint James / House of Fire

Saturday 27 August

Alan Turing Stage: Nadine Coyle / Danny Beard / Ginny Lemon / Tia Kofi / Black Peppa / Kitty Scott-Claus / Bailey J Mills / Victoria Scone / Glitzy and Virgin Atlantic / Encore Youth Choir / Lady Bushra / Callum Parr / Miss Blair / Youth Pride MCR / DJ Billy Andrew / Barb / Yshee Black / Cara Melle / Katherine Ellis

MancUnity Stage sponsored by Gaydio: Black Pride MCR presents: Alison Limerick (Live PA) / Suriya Aisha / Pops Roberts / Jade Jaxson / De’vill Blaque / Angel Blaque / Birkin Blaque / Mr Blaque / Tysie Blaque / Fortune Ghetto / Reece Ghetto / Jaded Ghetto / Natasha Moonshine

Swagga presents: Monsta Boy / DJ Stacy Bee / DJ KL / DJ Nkay / Paigey Cakey / Shaquille / Queens In Kicks / Mr Bruki

Cabaret Stage: Queeriosity Cabaret / Rozalla / The Enby Show with Carrot, Cyro, Mark Anthony, Frogboi and Flick / The Bitten Peach with Jason Kwan, Mahatma Khandi, Tequila Thirst, Cyro, Kitty Velour and Lilly Snatchdragon

Sunday 28 August

Alan Turing Stage: Queer Music Sunday hosted by Cheddar Gorgeous and Anna Phylactic: Melanie C / Bimini / Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show / K-Klass / Charity Shop Sue / Jsky / Monopoly Phonic / TOMYUMSIM / Jova and the Wave / NIMMO / Queen Bayard / July Jones

MancUnity Stage sponsored by Gaydio: Queer Women’s Takeover: Lucy Spraggan (DJ Set) / Jaguar / What She Said / Mix-Stress & Black Betty / DJ Nkay / Club Clam / Swagga / Vanilla

Cabaret Stage: Misty Chance & Friends / Pecs Drag Kings / Angie Brown / House of Suarez

What other events are taking place?

The Manchester Pride Parade is returning for 2022.

The Manchester Pride Parade is returning for 2022. (Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

Alongside the Gay Village Party, there’s other important events taking place across the weekend.

This includes The Parade, which will see tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies march together for equality, while thousands more will line the streets as spectators to watch the parade of colours. This will take place on the Saturday of the weekend-long celebrations.

Applications to take part in The Parade have now closed, but everyone is welcome to watch it.

There’s also The Candlelit Vigil, which provides a moment of reflection to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS. The Vigil also presents an opportunity to stand together unified against the discrimination and stigma that LGBTQ+ people still face today. This is free to attend and takes place in Sackville Gardens and closes the four-day festival on Monday evening.

Other events include Youth Pride MCR, Family Pride MCR and Human Rights Forum, and you can find out more on the official website.