With MNEK, Heather Peace, Kimberly Wyatt, Krystal Klear, Misha B, Syron, Jamie Bull, Junior J, Sarah Louise (Hed Kandi), Jesca Hoop, Drop the Mustard, Holloway, AMiTY, Seamus Haji, The SRJ Band, Redd, Meat Free and more big acts to be announced.
Manchester Pride announce a host of big name acts to perform at the festival’s biggest weekend yet over the August bank holiday.
The little lady with the big voice, International artist Anastacia, presented in conjunction with G-A-Y, is back with her new top 5 album Resurrection. With new hit ‘stupid little things’ to add to ‘Not That Kind’, “I’m Outta Love’, ‘Left Outside Alone’ and ‘Paid My Dues’ she will be right at home performing on the Big Weekend bill.
After the success of touring around the UK and Ireland this year with Backstreet Boys, All Saints will be returning, once again, to Manchester for the Big Weekend as part of the show also presented in partnership with G-A-Y. They’ll be sure to bring all their hits like ‘Never Ever’, ‘Under The Bridge’, ’Pure Shores’ and ‘Black Coffee’ for their only UK Pride performance.
British born singer and songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, aka Foxes, has been name checked by Katy Perry and caught the ear of Lady Gaga-collaborator Zedd leading to her performance on the Billboard Top Ten hit ‘Clarity’. Plus she’s appeared on Rudimental’s single ‘Right here’ and Fall Out Boy’s comeback album ‘Save Rock and Roll’. She is set to continue her rise performing songs such as “youth’, ’Let Go for Tonight’ and ‘Holding onto Heaven’ from her debut album ‘glorious’ at the 2014 Big Weekend.
After working with big names such as Rudimental, CocknBullKid and Sub Focus over the last few years Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer MNEK will be taking to the stage in his own right. Before even releasing an album he has already had singles getting their first plays on the radio with ‘Every Little Word’ premiering on 1Xtra and ‘Wrote a Song About You’ on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Manchester Pride favourite and patron Heather Peace will make a popular return to Manchester Pride fresh from the success of her second album The Thin Line. Pussycat Doll turned judge for Sky 1’s ‘Got to Dance’ Kimberley Wyatt will wow with a live performance. Joining them across the Big Weekend is Manchester’s own MOBO nominated Misha B and alternative indie band Holloway fronted by 2012’s X Factor competitor Charlie Rundle. It doesn’t stop there as we have MTV favourite Syron, lo-fi popster AMiTY, songwriter and guitarist Jesca Hoop and Shane Richie Junior fresh from the UK National Tour of hit musical Boogie Nights will be playing in the SRJ Band.
Manchester Pride is happy to welcome back Redd. Her debut single which featured Snoop Dogg & Akon has now accumulated over 20 million hits across Youtube. She followed this with her next single ‘bedroom’ which, featuring Pitbull & Qwote, helped catapult her worldwide! Her music will be sure to showcase her sass, fire and sex appeal.
In its second year, the triumphant Dance Arena will return with some of the UK”s biggest names. There will be remix superstar Seamus Haji, Hed Kandi DJ Sarah Louise, adopted Mancunian Junior J who at 20 has already got Creamfields under his belt! And HomoElectric resident DJ Jamie Bull. To top off a stellar line up there is Krystal Klear set to make everyone boogie with their disco/house set and DJs from Drop The Mustard & Meat Free.
Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive for Manchester Pride, comments; “We’ve been working hard to secure a great line-up for 2014’s Big Weekend and I’m confident that this first announcement won’t disappoint. We’re aiming to offer something for everyone with a range of performances across many genres from pop and dance, to home-grown and international singer songwriters, and some of the world’s most sought after DJs. It’s great to be presenting some of our performances in conjunction with G-A-Y, and there is much more yet to come.”
The Big Weekend runs from Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August and tickets are currently priced at £22 for a weekend ticket, day tickets are also on sale and start at £12.50. Child’s Day & Weekend tickets are now on sale too! A Big Weekend ticket provides guests with access to the event site, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Dance Arena and Expo and raises money for LGBT and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester.
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