LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Tickets for August Bank Holiday Festival With Prices Starting From As Little As £7.50 For Those On A Low Income. 

Following last week’s announcement that Manchester Pride plans to hold a physical festival for LGBTQ+ people and their allies to come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester over the August Bank holiday, today (Thursday 4 March) Manchester Pride has launched tickets for all events across the weekend.

Mark Fletcher, CEO for Manchester Pride, said; “Manchester Pride Festival is one of the world’s leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. The Festival is made up of a number of events, some are free to attend and some require you to purchase a ticket. Our events fall under the six key strands of the Festival: Equality, Arts and Culture, Community, Party, Activism and Youth and Family.

“A huge thanks goes out to those who purchase tickets to attend our events. Because of you, we can continue to support and empower LGBTQ+ people all year round. Find out more about the work of that charity and how your support helps to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people on our website.”

Tickets, including a new Low Income Ticket Programme, will go on sale for MCR Pride Live and Gay Village Party at 9am Thursday 4 March via 

www.manchesterpride.com/tickets.

Rainbow passes*, which allow access to Manchester Pride Festival and four days at the Gay Village party, start at £38.50 for a day or £69.50 for the weekend and Gay Village Party tickets are £15 for one day or £22.50 for all four days.

New to this year is the introduction of a Low Income Ticket. These tickets are reserved for participants on a limited income. The Low Income Ticket Programme offers a reduced ticket price of 50%. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and they will be on sale until 30th June 2021 or until they have sold out. 

These tickets are available for both the Gay Village Party and MCR Pride Live. Due to there being a limited number of Low Income Tickets available, we will restrict this programme for Greater Manchester residents only.

To qualify for the Low Income Ticket Programme, attendees will need to provide evidence of one of the following:

·  Universal Credit 

·  Working Tax Credit

·  Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

·  Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

·  Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

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.  Information on how to apply can be found on Manchester Pride’s website. 

Manchester Pride Festival 2021

Greater Manchester has a long history of promoting equality and diversity across all equalities groups, and was at the forefront of promoting the rights of LGBTQ+ people in the UK. It continues to be the home to a vibrant Gay Village and one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the UK.

The charity is more committed than ever to ensuring that activism, equality, arts and culture, youth and family, community and partying and celebrating are central to everything it does across the Festival Weekend.

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Party @ Manchester Pride Festival

In 2021 we will host our world-class live music event, MCR Pride Live with a world-class line-up of pop and dance artists in a brand new venue!  In 2019, thousands of people partied their way through the weekend at our two day live music extravaganza, and we’re getting ready to do it all again in 2021!

The roots of Manchester Pride and the Festival are firmly in the heart of our world-famous Gay Village. Taking place over all four days of the bank holiday weekend, the Gay Village Party is the ultimate street party celebration with incredible performances, markets and parties.

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Equality @ Manchester Pride Festival

Manchester Pride is proud to part of a global Pride movement that celebrates advancements in equality and challenges discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people. While Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester, the Manchester Pride Parade is a march for equality and one of the Festival’s most highly anticipated events.

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Arts & Culture @ Manchester Pride Festival

Superbia is Manchester Pride’s year round programme of arts and culture. Superbia Weekend is an alcohol-free space, offering a programme of premieres, firsts, new work and LGBTQ+ celebrations as a culturally rich alternative to the other elements of the festival. This year, Superbia Weekend programme will be cultivated with love, acceptance and inclusiveness at its core.

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Youth and Family @ Manchester Pride Festival 

We want to ensure families can take advantage of the festivities at Manchester Pride Festival and 2021 will see the return of the Family Pride MCR, a programme of activities centred around fun, wellness and learning. Manchester Pride launched Youth Pride MCR in 2019 and it was the first event of its kind in the UK. In 2021, it will once again provide a safe, supportive, fun and inclusive space for young LGBTQ+ people to express themselves, connect with others and find community.

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Activism @ Manchester Pride Festival

Following its launch in 2020, featuring internationally-renowned activists Munroe Bergdorf, Juno Dawson, Ben Hunte and Reeta Loi, we are thrilled to be bringing this vital event back for Manchester Pride Festival 2021! The Human Rights Forum will bring together prominent activists and thought-leaders to discuss the challenges that continue to face LGBTQ+ communities today, and the ways in which we as individuals can bring about political or social change through our actions.

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Community @ Manchester Pride 

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Manchester Pride. We will close the 2021 Festival weekend at our important and moving Candlelit Vigil.  The Candlelit Vigil is a space to remember those who are suffering and those who are persecuted, and an opportunity to stand together in a united front as we recognise the many challenges that are still faced by LGBTQ+ communities, both here and around the world. 

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