It’s only a month to go until the Manchester Pride festival returns to the city – with a whole new look, new locations and new events this year.
For the first time, the main music event will be called Manchester Pride Live and will take place over two days at Mayfield, next to Piccadilly station.
There has been huge interest in the this year’s event with honorary Manc Ariana Grande returning to the city to headline the Sunday night, while Years and Years headline Saturday’s packed day of music performances.
Here’s the full line-ups for each day, the current ticket availability for all of Manchester Pride’s 2019 events, and information on the new security policy that ALL ticket holders need to know about this year.
Here are all the star acts announced so far and the days which they are playing at Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield.
Saturday 24th August
Years & Years
Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco
Basement Jaxx [dj set]
Kings of Tomorrow
Freemasons w/ Katherine Ellis
HEDKANDI 20th Anniversary Tour
Sink the Pink Djs
Rhythm of the 90s
Sunday 25th August
G-A-Y presents Cheryl
Four of Diamonds
Faithless [DJ Set]
Ministry of Sound Annual Classical
Hercules and Love Affair
We Love Pop
Tickets and current availability
Tickets for Sunday at Manchester Pride Live have sold out, but Saturday tickets are available (from £38.50) or you can also still buy a full weekend Rainbow Pass (from £74.50).
The Rainbow Passes also provide unlimited weekend access to The Gay Village Party. These tickets provide access to each of Manchester Pride Live performance areas, pop up performances and fairground.
VIP Tickets are also still available, priced from £100 for the Saturday at Pride Live, or £200 for the full weekend pass.
Gay Village Party day tickets are priced from £10 and family and weekend tickets are also available here.
Friday day tickets are sold out, but weekend tickets for £15 and family (2 adults and 2 children) for £20 are still available.
All tickets are subject to fees.
New clear bag policy
For anyone heading to Manchester Pride Live on the Saturday and Sunday, there are new rules on what bags are allowed inside Mayfield.
To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance, there we will be a strict clear bag ONLY policy.
Bags will need to be 100% transparent, and ALL items inside the bag must be visible. Holographic/iridescent/clear bags with a coloured tinge will not be permitted.
Information from Pride states: “Security at Manchester Pride Live will be strict and precise. If you attempt to bring a bag outside of the specifications detailed, entry will be refused. Please note that there are no locker facilities at Manchester Pride Live, so any unsuitable bags will need to be left at home or at your accommodation for the weekend.
“This policy applies to Manchester Pride Live only. You are still able to bring items in your pockets as normal. The clear bag policy is in place for your safety.”
It is only one bag per person, and they must not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
Manchester Pride Live 2019 will take place at Mayfield Manchester, which is just a few minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and from the Piccadilly Metrolink tram stop.
It’s around a ten minute walk to the Gay Village, which will be very clearly signposted on a walking route along Fairfield Street and Whitworth Street during the Pride festival.
The address for the venue is Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 2QF.
From Mayfield, it’s around a ten minute walk to the bustling Northern Quarter, and around 20 minutes into the main city centre.
Mayfield is a former railway depot that is being transformed into a multi-purpose events space, and for the Pride Live event will utilise a host of new sections of the vast site for different event stages and entertainment zones.