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Homobloc announces 2022 line up including The Blessed Madonna and Self Esteem

The event is being hailed as "one of the greatest coalitions of the LGBTQ+ community."

By Alastair James

Pictures: Provided

Clans are being reunited once again as the legendary event Homobloc returns for another sure-to-be spectacular event at the Depot Mayfield in Manchester this Autumn.

Taking place on 5 November this year’s event will feature Róisín Murphy, Honey Dijon, The Blessed Madonna, Self Esteem, and many, many more.

Homobloc is also partnering with four LGBTQ charities: 

LGBT Foundation – a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

The Proud Trust – an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

George House Trust – an organisation inspiring people living with HIV to live healthy, confident lives by providing HIV support, advice and advocacy services.

Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Fund – an organisation distributing small grants to LGBTQ+ and HIV grassroots good causes.

For the first time Attitude is partnering with Homobloc for the event showcasing next-level production and performances across four stages including Depot, Concourse, Archive, and the legendary pub Star & Garter which will host a special Bollox presents Homosquat takeover

Rod Connolly from Homobloc, says: “We are excited to announce a powerful Homobloc festival programme that unites the biggest International and homegrown LGBTQ+ artists, with a clear spotlight on the wonderfully diverse nightlife community that Manchester is World famous for.

“Following a challenging year for LGBTQ+ rights, the time is now for everyone to come together, step into the light and recharge the city’s vibrant queer energy once more.”

The former Lord Mayor of Manchester, and LGBTQ+ Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, adds, “Homobloc is such an important date for many people as it brings the community together all under one roof – from dancing and performing, to fundraising.

“It is amazing to see the team get behind these charity partners and continue to support their vital works for the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Manchester and beyond.”

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on Thursday 21 July from 10 am and on general sale on Friday 22 July from 10 am.

For a full look at the lineup and for more info visit

The Attitude July/August issue is out now.