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Manchester Pride – Here Is Exactly What’s Going On In The Village This Year

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Last week, Manchester Pride announced that they will be holding the festival’s live music celebrations at Mayfield Depot this year.

The reveal had been highly anticipated since the news of The Village’s major redevelopments last summer.

But- to be absolutely clear – there will still be all sorts going on at Manchester’s Gay Village.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store…

1. Superbia Weekend

The festival’s alcohol-free celebration of community progression and all things LGBT+ returns for another year.

Described as “a culturally rich alternative to the hedonism of the other elements of the festival” – the event runs through the entire bank holiday weekend, from 23rd – 26th August.

2. The Candlelit Vigil

Once again, the weekend will be closed out with the Candlelit Vigil on the 26th August.

A mass of candles will return to Sackville Gardens – the home of the Alan Turing Memorial and the Beacon of Hope.

Attendants will take a moment to remember the lives of those lost to HIV, as well as the millions of LGBT+ people who still face discrimination locally and persecution internationally.

3. The Gay Village Gathering

Community performances, a sing-along cinema, and street food stalls are just a few elements of the Gay Village Gathering that you’ll be able to get stuck into this year.

Sackville Gardens Stage will be “a green space where you can take some time to slow down the pace of the weekend”.

There will also be an expo where exhibitors can sell goods and services to the community.

It is currently unclear whether the Gay Village Gathering will be a priced event included with Manchester Pride Live tickets, or if it will be a separate entity in itself.

So there you have it – a full line up of Pride events still taking place in Manchester’s Gay Village. What are you looking forward to the most?

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