From: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2022
To: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2022
Manchester Gay Pride 2022
Manchester Pride Festival 2021 includes Manchester Pride Live, the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, and the Gay Village gathering. Hotels close to the gay village on Canal Street fill up fast, so book in advance.
Parade Update 2021
- A series of special Equality Marches on Saturday 28th August, where participants will get the opportunity to join in keeping the spirit of Pride alive and furthering our campaign for LGBTQ+ equality here and around the world.
- The Equality Marches will take place on Saturday 28 August 2021. Five marches, each limited to a maximum of 400 people per march, will take place, offering the opportunity for up to 2,000 people to take part overall.
The Gay Village
- Friday to Monday
- The roots of Manchester Pride and the Festival are firmly in the heart of the world-famous Gay Village. The gathering will take place over all 4 days of the bank holiday weekend for the ultimate street party.
- Community performances are also held in Sackville Gardens, plus markets and parties across the Village’s venues. Canal street is the hub of the festival’s celebrations.
Manchester Pride Live
- Saturday & Sunday
- Manchester Pride’s live Music celebration is held a short distance away from the Gay Village at Homeground.
- Homeground site at First Street, is an 80,000 sq ft plot provided by local arts centre, HOME.
- Manchester Pride Live’s line up includes Zara Larsson, Sigala, Annie Mac, Gabrielle, Katy B and Example.
Manchester Pride Parade
- The 2021 Parade has been cancelled.
- The Manchester Pride Parade is one of The Festival’s most highly anticipated events, with thousands of people marching proudly together through the streets of Manchester in front of tens of thousands of supporters cheering them along the way.
The Superbia Weekend
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday
- Superbia showcases brilliant LGBTQ+ art and artists through music, dance, film, poetry and performance. Artists will be popping up in venues across the city and beyond to celebrate some of Manchester’s incomparable LGBTQ+ talent!
The Pride After Parties
Essential At the Albert Hall – Sunday 29th August, 10pm to 4am.
- The Albert Hall will recreate the atmosphere of one of the city’s former legendary clubs, ESSENTIAL, for a night of great music and fun atmosphere.Host for the night will be the legendary Miss Chrissy Darling and Mad Pat (she only came out for a loaf and a pint of milk) will be holding court in the POP LOUNGE TOILETS. All the Essential ALL STAR DJ’s will be showing Manchester what it’s been missing and queen of the Gay dance anthems KATHERINE ELLIS will be singing some of her massive hits.
Mornin Glory at Theatre Impossible – Mon 30th Aug, 3am to 10am.
- The party doesn’t have to stop! Originally held under Queer Bar on Canal Street – MORNIN GLORY was THE after party to end ALL after parties. Now everyone can experience the magical MORNIN GLORY once more – with village legends like Aphrodite, Alan Stevens, Nigel Harrison, Darren Goodwin and Alistair Millet on the decks and with the Essential muscle boys and dancers in attendance, this is one party that you don’t want to miss ! The official after party for Pride takes place on Sunday from 3am until 10am, MORNIN GLORY is being held at Theatre Impossible on Peter Street opposite Albert Hall.
The Candlelit Vigil
- The Candlelit Vigil closes the four days of the festival, with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens.
- The home of Alan Turing and the Beacon of Hope turn into a sea of flickering candles as the party ends. Visitors are asked to take a minute to remember those lost to the HIV virus as LGBT+ people join together to fight the epidemic worldwide, and the stigma that still exists.
- The heart of gay Manchester is Canal Street. One of the oldest, largest and busiest gay bars on the strip today, Via features exposed brickwork, gold Rococo mirrors and chandeliers. Sparkly G-A-Y Manchester, the northern cousin of London’s G-A-Y, appeals to a younger, student crowd with pop hits and cheap drinks deals.
- A more traditional-style gay pub, Churchills has regular cabaret and drag shows. Some of the best-loved gay venues are found in the adjacent streets, like large, men-only Eagle Manchester, which attracts a masculine crowd.
- Finally, try old favourite Cruz 101, it’s the largest dance club in Manchester’s gay village.
Where to stay during Manchester Gay Pride
Hotels in the gay district tend to fill up fast. Check out these deals on the top hotels close to Canal Street.
Here is our top selection of hotels, close to the center of town & the gay bars,
Gay Map of Manchester
Most of the gay bars are on canal street and are within easy walking dissidence from each other
Recommended Apartments in Manchester
1 or 2 Bedrooms
Inside, the apartments feature a satellite TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with Luxury accessories, bathrobes and slippers. They also include a stylish, fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Guests have free access to the on-site fitness suite.
1 or 2 Bedrooms
The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a Smart TV with easy media streaming, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries. A microwave with grill function and kettle are also offered.
Heart of Manchester
This apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a washing machine. with free WiFi, 300 m from Canal Street close to the gay nightlife and bars,
All units comprise a seating area with a sofa, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facilities, including a dishwasher, a microwave, a fridge and an oven. A toaster is also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.
Video Of Manchester Pride
Official Aftermovie 2017
Recommended Hotels in Manchester
Manchester is also home to the largest gay scene outside of London, attracting up to 20,000 people every weekend to its huge number of bars and clubs. Manchester’s gay village is focused around Canal Street in the city centre. It is one of the oldest and most-established gay communities in Europe.
5 Star Luxury
Located in the centre of Manchester, Hotel Gotham is a 3-minute walk from Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre. It offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi.all rooms and suites are air-conditioned
Velvet Hotel, 4 Star
Award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Mancheter Gay Village, close to KIKI bar, EAGLE Manchester, The Company Club, and a few minutes’ walk from the Arndale shopping mall.
ABode Hotel, 4 Star
Housed in a 19th century building, ABode Hotel is a short walk from the Gay Village on Canal Street, Piccadilly train station and Manchester’s main shopping area. Great beakfasts.
Motel One Manchester
3 Star, Great Value
The popular Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly offers great-value rooms in convenient location, close to the Manchester Piccadilly train station and a short walk to the gay bars.