The August bank holiday this year just became way more colourful – Manchester Pride Festival have announced they will host the massive four day event in 2021!

The announcement comes after Monday’s announcement from Boris Johnson and the roadmap to easing lockdown in the UK which included the re-opening of nightclubs and large outdoor events.

For safety reasons the capacity of the event will be reduced by 50%.

Manchester Pride CEO, Mark Fletcher stated ““We are confident that by reducing the capacity of MCR Pride Live we can deliver the event, as long as the government’s plans for vaccinations and reopening of events and hospitality remain on track. With the health and safety of everyone involved our key priority, we remain cautiously optimistic and have plans in place to respond to a number of potential scenarios.”

“If this just isn’t possible then we will host an alternative, innovative, world class celebration that incorporates socially distanced events and digital elements to ensure that LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester can come together to celebrate and ensure that our campaign for greater LGBTQ+ equality continues at this vital time,” he continued.

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Manchester Pride Festival 2021 will consist of:

FAMILY PRIDE MCR – 28th August 2021

PARADE – 28th August 2021

THE GAY VILLAGE PARTY – 27th – 30th August 2021

SUPERBIA WEEKEND – 28th – 29th August 2021

MCR PRIDE LIVE – 28th – 29th August 2021

YOUTH PRIDE MCR – 29th August 2021

HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM – 29th August 2021

THE CANDLELIT VIGIL – 30th August 2021