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Rita Ora, Jake Shears and Sigala lined up for Manchester Pride

The Big Weekend has a number of international stars performing across the August bank holiday weekend

By Steve Brown

Rita Ora, Jake Shears and Sigala are just some of the names lined up for Manchester Pride 2018.

The annual celebration is set to kick off on August 24 and run over the bank holiday weekend and the line-up includes some amazing acts.

Ora, Shears and Sigala will be joined by the likes of Alexandra Burke, Lucy Spraggan, Nadine Coyle, Louise and Sink The Pink during the weekend.

Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride, said: “This year we’ve curated the most eclectic, yet musically credible, line-up for The Big Weekend has ever seen.

“From international artists like Rita Ora and Jake Shears, to underground stars such as Big Freedia and TCTS, we feel that this is a selection of artists that only Manchester Pride could present.

“It’s going to be an incredible celebration! The line-up for the Gaydio Dance Arena is huge.

“Disco legends Nicky Siano and Jellybean Benitez are flying in especially to give us a taste of Studio 54.

“It’s not to be missed!”

Ora is set to perform a set of her memorable hits on The Thomas Cook Airlines Stage, and the Scissor Sisters frontman will play some new material – as well as his classic hits.

Manchester Pride includes The Manchester Pride Parade, The Candlelit Vigil and The Superbia Weekend.

Tickets are already on sale for The Big Weekend and can be bought here – it is definitely not one to miss and we cannot wait to celebrate!