Manchester Pride Festival will return for another weekend of campaigning, celebrating and fundraising for LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester over August Bank Holiday 2020.

And organisers have announced a few changes for 2020, following audience feedback about the 2019 festival.

Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield for its second year, and will see a reduced capacity and more toilets on the site to ensure a comfortable experience for those attending.

Also tickets for this year are available to buy through Klarna, which means that buyers can split the cost over three instalments if they wish.  

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Louisa at Manchester Pride Live (credit Carl Sukonik)

After a successful inaugural year, Manchester Pride Live will return to Mayfield from Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th August, where the charity will celebrate with a line-up of international talent across multiple stages, fun activities and food and drink.

The annual Manchester Pride Parade will fill the streets with colour on Saturday 29th August as Manchester marches and protests for LGBTQ+ equality, with hundreds of thousands gathering to cheer them on along the way. the theme for this year’s parade is yet to be revealed.

Youth Pride MCR, running Saturday and Sunday, is an event especially curated for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16 to 25 aimed at creating a safe and nourishing space where the younger members of the community enjoy a variety of exciting performances and activities.

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The Superbia Weekend (28th – 30th) is Manchester Pride Festival’s free-to-attend, alcohol-free space offering a weekend of culturally rich LGBTQ+ celebrations spanning, art, film, performance, conversation and more.

As always, the heart of Manchester Pride Festival remains firmly in The Gay Village, where Manchester Pride will celebrate LGBTQ+ life with an incredible line-up of community talent, performances, The Expo, markets, and parties in the Village venues.

The Candlelit Vigil will continue to close the four days with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens on 31st August.

The home of Alan Turing and the Beacon of Hope will again be turned into a sea of flickering candles as Manchester remembers those lost to HIV, those who are suffering, those who are persecuted, and recognise the many challenges that are still faced by LGBTQ+ communities here and around the world.

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Tickets to Manchester Pride Festival are available now.  Rainbow passes start at £35 for a day pass and £65 for the whole weekend. A rainbow pass entitles festival goers to access to two days at Manchester Pride Live and four days at the Gay Village Party over the bank holiday weekend.

For guests who prefer to celebrate at the heart of Manchester Pride Festival in the city’s Gay Village, tickets (from £5 – £15) provide unlimited day or weekend access to The Gay Village Party, excluding Pride Live.

Hardship and Over 65 weekend tickets for the Gay Village Party will be available at a reduced price later in the year.

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