Manchester Pride's "Big Weekend" Will Take Place At Mayfield Depot This Year

It's moving out of the village


Manchester Pride's Big Weekend is moving away from The Village and into Mayfield Depot for 2019.

The event will no longer be called "The Big Weekend" and will now be known as "Manchester Pride Live" to represent the increasing focus on a live music element.

It will take place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday 25th August.

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, said "The Mayfield Partnership is the perfect partner for Manchester Pride".

"The values it espouses are in perfect synergy with everything we hold close as an LGBT+ campaigning charity".

There will still be smaller-scale community events taking place in Manchester's Gay Village - a place that "always has and always will be the heart of the Manchester Pride Festival".

These include the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Gathering and Manchester Pride Parade.

An alocohol-free focus at a lot of these events will enable a more family and child friendly feel.

There will also be Youth Pride MCR - a free-to-attend event specifically designed for 16-25 year olds. Focus groups with the demographic in February will dictate exactly what this event looks like.

Originally known as "Mardis Gras", Manchester Pride has raised over £1.5million since achieving charity status.

They work tirelessly with local LGBT+ organisations to drive positive change within the community.

Find out more here.

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