Cheryl, Tulisa, Kings of Tomorrow and more added to Manchester Pride Festival

cheryl - image courtesy 3beat productions

Manchester Pride has revealed that the legendary LGBT bar G-A-Y will bring ex Girls Aloud singer Cheryl to perform on Sunday night at Manchester Pride Live.

Also added to the bill are Tulisa, Ministry of Sound Classical, Maze&Masters and Kings of Tomorrow.

Ministry of Sound Classical is an orchestral reimagining of the bestselling dance music compilation series of all time, The Annual, from Ministry of Sound.



The live performance by a 50-strong London Concert Orchestra will feature some of the biggest 1990s dance tracks which appeared on the chart-topping The Annual compilations.  Hits will include ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ (The Chemical Brothers), ‘Sunchyme’ (Dario G), ‘Insomnia’ (Faithless) and ‘Right Here, Right Now’ (Fatboy Slim).


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Cheryl will make her only Pride event appearance of the year on the main stage at Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield in the city centre.  Tulisa, who performed at Manchester Pride Festival in 2016, will join the line-up with Ariana Grande, Bananarama, Years and Years, Louisa, Becky Hill and many more well-known artists.

New York born Sandy Rivera, who performs as Kings Of Tomorrow, is an American record producer, house music DJ and label owner. He joins a list of top name DJs including Faithless, Basement Jaxx, Hercules and Love Affair and Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco.

Female DJ duo, Maze&Masters (Verity Mayes & Bryony Masters), will bring their underground party scene style of house & techno, grooves and late night vibes to the Depot Stage on Sunday night.



Manchester Pride Live will take place throughout the Mayfield site in Piccadilly featuring a number of performance spaces including a huge outdoor space, The Yard.  The indoor Depot will host DJs and dance acts and The Concourse will host a street food market, bars and another stage hosting pop up performances.  The platforms of the station will be home to a funfair.

Manchester Pride Live will be headlined by Grammy and Brit Award winner Ariana Grande who returns to the city for the Sunday night headline slot.  She joins a line up including Years and Years and Bananarama.

Becky Hill will perform at Manchester Pride Live
Becky Hill will perform at Manchester Pride Live.  image courtesy Chuffmedia.

The weekend will also feature Becky Hill, Pixie Lott, Chelcee Grimes, Liberty Z, Youngr, Four of Diamonds and transgender German singer songwriter Kim Petras.  Also appearing is Louisa, who recently performed at Manchester Pride Spring Benefit.

DJs and dance music performers include Basement Jaxx, Nicky Siano: Hallelujah Disco, Gok Wan, Rhythm of the 90s, We Love Pop, Jodie Harsh, Hercules and Love Affair, K-Klass Live and Faithless.

Manchester Pride runs from Friday 23 August until Monday 27 August featuring Manchester Pride Live, the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay V|illage Party, Manchester Pride Parade and Youth Pride Mcr.

cheryl – image courtesy 3beat productions



Mark Kelly

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