Manchester Pride 2022: Everything you need to know including when it is, how to get tickets - and what is planned

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Manchester Pride takes place across the last weekend in August

Manchester Pride 2022 is set to turn the city into a festival of celebration this August bank holiday weekend.

The three day event was first held in 1985 when Manchester City Council provided funding for a two week celebration.

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Since then, it has grown into a charity campaign which works all year around to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ community in and around Greater Manchester.

Here’s all you need to know about Manchester Pride 2022, including how you can get tickets and who will be performing.

When is Manchester Pride 2022?

Manchester Pride 2022 takes place across the city from Friday, 26 to Monday 29 August

Can I still get tickets?

You certainly can. Weekend and day tickets are still available through the official Manchester Pride website via Ticketmaster.

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The pricing structure for Manchester Pride 2022 is available through the official event website and is listed below:

£32.50 - Gay Village Party – Full weekend

£17.50 - Gay Village Party – Friday

£27.50 - Gay Village Party – Saturday

£27.50 - Gay Village Party – Sunday

£2.50 (donation only) - Gay Village Party – Monday

£49 – Family day pass – Saturday (4 tickets, up to 2 adults)

£40 - Family day pass - Sunday (4 tickets, up to 2 adults)

A selection of VIP tickets also went on sale earlier this year but these have since sold out.

What events are planned at Manchester Pride 2022?

The Manchester Pride schedule is packed throughout the weekend, with events taking place for visitors both young and old.

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Gay Village Party

The hub of the pride party, the full line-up of the Gay Village Party has been announced.

Stand out names include Melanie C of the Spice Girls and Nadine Coyle, formerly of the Spice Girls.


The theme for 2022’s Parade is March for Peace.

A spokesperson for Manchester Pride said: “We originally introduced the theme in 2020 before the pandemic took hold and we were unable to take to the streets.

“As we look around the world today, this theme has become even more relevant.

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“Conflict within and outside of our communities is rife, and we are calling on our LGBTQ+ communities and allies around Greater Manchester to join in and support us as we March for Peace.”

The parade takes place on Saturday, 27 August.

Family Pride MCR

A wide range of activities will be available for families at Manchester Pride 2022, and these are listed below along with the stages and performance times.

12pm | Non Stop Rainbow Party

12:30pm & throughout the day | Music, Walkabout Performers and Arts and Crafts

1pm | PALAVER! Welcome & Games w/ Fatt Butcher

1pm | PALAVER! Blu Romantic

1:20pm | PALAVER! Performances: Lady Bushra

1:20pm | Non Stop Rainbow Party

2:20pm | PALAVER! Feeling Fabulous Dance Workshop

3pm | Non Stop Rainbow Party

3:40pm | PALAVER! Yshee Black

3:55pm | PALAVER! Fatt Butcher

4:10pm | PALAVER! Ginny Lemon

4:40pm | Non Stop Rainbow Party

5:20pm | PALAVER! Flick

5:30pm | PALAVER! Cyro

5:40pm | PALAVER! Carrot

5:50pm | PALAVER! Mini Pride Parade

The Nook

1:30pm - 5:30pm | Human Library - Every hour, on the hour

Community Hall Parade Viewing

Proud 2 b Parents families will get the opportunity to watch the Manchester Pride Parade from this special vantage point as we March For Peace and fill the streets with colour!

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This is a tickets only event and is exclusive to Proud 2 b Parents families.

Great Northern Foyer

Head down to the Foyer where you can enjoy:

  • KickStart CIC sports sessions for children aged 5-8 years - 1pm-5pm 
  • Play area for over 5’s
  • Play area for under 4’s - 12pm-5pm 
  • Live music
  • Rainbow feet trail
  • Extremely junk modelling - 1pm-4pm 
  • Proud 2 B Parents stall
  • Face painting - 12.30pm-2.30pm

The full list of those performing at the Gay Village across the weekend is below:

  • Alison Limerick
  • Angel Blaque
  • Anna Phylactic 
  • Bailey J Mills
  • Barb
  • Bimini
  • Birkin Blaque
  • Black Betty
  • Black Peppa
  • Black Pride MCR
  • Cara Melle
  • Carrot
  • Charity Shop Sue
  • Cheddar Gorgeous
  • Club Clam
  • Cyro
  • Danny Beard
  • Danny Beard and Friends
  • De’vill Blaque
  • DJ Billy Andrew
  • DJ Fat Tony
  • DJ KL
  • Duncan James (Proud Cabaret) 
  • Fat Pride 
  • Flick
  • Fortune Ghetto
  • Frogboi
  • Ghetto Fabulous
  • Ginny Lemon
  • Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show
  • Gossip Gay’s Podcast
  • House of Suarez
  • Jade Jaxson
  • Jaded Ghetto
  • Jason Kwan
  • Jsky
  • July Jones
  • K Klass
  • Katherine Ellis
  • Kitty Scott-Claus
  • Kitty Velour
  • Lady Bushra
  • Lily Snatchdragon
  • Mahatma Khandi
  • Mark Anthony
  • Melanie C
  • Milk presents
  • Miss Blair
  • Misty Chance and Friends
  • Mix-Stress
  • Monsta Boy
  • Mr Blaque
  • Mr Bruki
  • Nathaniel J Hall
  • Nadine Colye
  • Paigey Cakey
  • Pecs Drag Kings
  • Pops Roberts
  • Queen In Kicks
  • Queer Music Sunday
  • Queer Women’s Takeover
  • Queeriosity Cabaret 
  • Reece Ghetto
  • Rozalla
  • Shaquille
  • Stacy Bee
  • Syria Aisha
  • Tequila Thirst
  • The Bitten Peach
  • The Enby Show
  • Tia Kofi 
  • TomYumSim
  • Trans Filth and Joy
  • Transcreative
  • Tysie Blaque
  • Victoria Scone 
  • What She Said
  • Yshee Black
  • 2Funky2

To keep up to date with the latest information from when the acts will perform, visit the Manchester Pride website.

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