Texas to celebrate with Manchester Pride Festival

texasMulti-platinum band, Texas, famed for their hits I Don’t Want a Lover, Black Eyed Boy and Say What You Want are the first headline act to be revealed for the Manchester Pride Festival’s Big Weekend in August as the band celebrate 25 years in the music industry.

2015 also sees Manchester Pride mark the 25th anniversary of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrations in Manchester.

From Glasgow and fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, Texas have sold over 38 million records worldwide, The band will be performing at the award-winning Big Weekend; a four-day festival running from Friday 28th until Monday 31st August in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

Other festival highlights include the vibrant Manchester Pride Parade, an integral part of the annual e vent. The Parade will take place on Saturday 29th August.

A limited number of tickets for the Big Weekend event are now available to buy at last year’s lowest price of £18 for a weekend ticket.

unnamedChief Executive of Manchester Pride, Mark Fletcher, said: “2015 marks the 25th anniversary of events celebrating LGBT life in Manchester across the August Bank Holiday weekend. It’s an incredibly special year and the Manchester Pride year-round events calendar will reflect this important anniversary.

We look forward to welcoming thousands of people to the City over the Big Weekend as we continue with our fundraising aims to raise as much as possible for the various organisations that we support.”

To find out more about the Manchester Pride Festival you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website to buy tickets at manchesterpride.com

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