Jessie J and Loreen to headline Manchester Pride 2024

The Price Tag singer will be making her first appearance in Manchester for six years...

By Ben Arnold | 2 April 2024

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The line-up for Manchester Pride 2024 has been revealed – with Jessie J and Loreen in the headline slots.

The Price Tag singer will be making her first appearance in Manchester for six years, while two-time Eurovision-winner Loreen will be arriving in town for what is one of Europe’s leading LGBTQ+ pride festivals.

Katy B, Chinchilla, Radio 1’s Dean McCullough, reigning Drag Race UK winner Ginger Johnson, Claire Richards from Steps and Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton will also be among the main stage performers over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. 

Elsewhere, the Gaydio Dance Arena will be taking over the covered car park, with a headline set from DJ Paulette, alongside rave icons including Rozalla and Angie Brown.

DJ Paulette

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride said: “Each year we ask our communities what they’d like to see at the Festival and I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to respond with this line up. 

“Jessie J and Loreen are outstanding performers. It’s brilliant to have them sharing the stage with local Queer talent and supporting us as we continue to push the Pride movement forward.

“There’s a huge variety of entertainment on offer this year; a host of classic Pride favourites, emerging artists, drag royalty and well known performers spanning a whole range of genres.

“What’s most important is the representation and visibility of the further marginalised LGBTQ+ people. The way we’ve been able to achieve this is through co-curation with our communities. The stage takeovers enable us to deliver an event which is designed by our communities for our communities and allies to enjoy.

“This year will see one of the biggest weekends we’ve delivered. We’ve got another headline act lined up and a few surprises in store that we’ll be announcing over the coming months so we’re encouraging attendees to get their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment because it’s likely to be a sold out event.”

Other stage takeovers will include Trans Filth & Joy, the Queer Asian Takeover, The Queer Women’s Takeover, Danny Beard & Friends and Black Pride MCR, which will host a takeover on the Village Stage, focussing on the best local QTIPOC talent with high energy drag, house music and world class vogue performances. 

As ever, the weekend will round off with the candlelit vigil in Sackville Gardens.

Manchester Pride happens from 23 to 26 August. Earlybird, Pre Sale and First Release tickets have already sold out. 

Second Release Weekend and VIP tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster now from £27.50 for a day ticket, and £42.50 for a full weekend ticket. 

A fixed donation of £2.50 from every ticket sold goes directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund, ensuring that LGBTQ+ causes and projects in Greater Manchester receive vital support with grants that are distributed throughout the year.

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