Sugababes and Rita Ora added to huge Manchester Pride Festival 2024 line-up

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 14th June 2024

Manchester Pride Festival 2024 has announced its final headliner, with girlband icons Sugababes added to the huge line-up.

Rita Ora has also been announced as a special guest, joining Jessie J and Loreen on the massive billing.

The huge LGBTQ+ celebration will return to Manchester over the August bank holiday weekend, centred around the four-day Gay Village Party and the parade through the city.

Also added to the Manchester Pride 2024 line-up is The Greatest Showman actress and singer Keala Settle.

This year’s Manchester Pride Festival will kick off on Friday 23 August with Brit-award-winning popstar Jessie J – her first performance in Manchester in six years.


Keala Settle will also perform on Friday, belting out classic Pride anthems with a live band on the Alan Turing Stage.

Also on the Friday you’ll see drag artist BIMINI, Trans Filth & Joy and Runway by Banksie, Manchester’s very own 7-foot drag supermodel.


Moving onto Saturday 24 August, and The Village Stage will be headlined by two-time Eurovision winner Loreen.

Rita Ora has just been added as a special guest to the Saturday line-up – the global star delivered an unforgettable performance at Manchester Pride back in 2018 and will be back for an exclusive pride performance in 2024.

Also on Saturday, the Indoor Arena will pay homage to Manchester’s warehouse clubbing legacy and will host the Gaydio Dance Arena. Headlined by DJ Paulette, there’ll be a line-up of Gaydio DJs including Dave Cooper and Forbid.


There’ll be disco, house and funk galore at The Village Stage when Black Pride MCR takes over, while the Queer Asian Takeover returns to the Alan Turing stage.

Sugababes will perform at Jockey Club Live
Sugababes. Credit: Publicity picture

Then on Sunday, Sugababes will deliver a nostalgic performance with a headline appearance on The Village Stage.

They’ll be joined on Sunday 25 August by Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton with Danny Beard & Friends; and Steps’ Claire Richards over on the Alan Turing Stage, alongside Pride Divas with Misty Chance. 

As Sunday draws to a close, audiences can expect to be dazzled by, Queenz: The Show with Balls, reigning Drag Race UK champion Ginger Johnson, and so much more at Danny Beard & Friends on The Village Stage. 

The festival will conclude on Monday 26 August with, as always, the Candlelit Vigil in the sacred setting of Sackville Gardens.


In collaboration with George House Trust, this special moment will honour those we have lost and stand in solidarity with those living with HIV. This heartfelt experience will be a powerful reminder to combat stigma and come together as a community in unity and support.

Second Release Weekend and VIP tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster now from £27.50 for a day ticket and £42.50 for a weekend ticket.

A fixed donation of £2.50 from every ticket sold goes directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund, ensuring that LGBTQ+ causes and projects in Greater Manchester receive vital support with grants that are distributed throughout the year. Pledge Band tickets must be purchased to facilitate the event.

More information about Manchester Pride Festival 2024 and ticket purchasing can be found on the Manchester Pride website.

Manchester Pride 2024 Friday line-up

  • Jessie J
  • Keala Settle
  • Bimini
  • Trans Filth And Joy
  • Felix Mufti
  • The Bollywitch
  • Sam Buttery
  • Tito Bone
  • DJ Xzan
  • DJ Jess Rose
  • Denon James
  • Violet Blonde
  • The Enby Show 
  • Pec Kings: Black is King
  • Queer Stage Revolution 
  • Fat Pride MCR

Manchester Pride 2024 Saturday line-up

  • Loreen
  • Special Guest: Rita Ora  
  • Katy B
  • Black Peppa
  • Louis III
  • DJ Paulette
  • Black Pride MCR Takeover
  • Queer Asian Takeover
  • Jsky
  • Platnum [Michelle McKenna]
  • DJ Stacey Bee
  • Martell Munro
  • Queens in Kicks
  • DJ Nkay
  • Freequency3
  • Coco Cannelll
  • Ghetto Fabulous
  • DJ Jade Jaxon
  • Night-Thomas
  • Jaii Andrews
  • Cadbury Parfait
  • Goodie
  • Coco Deville
  • Natasha Moonshine
  • Mr Blaque
  • Bennettiscoming
  • Lucky Roy Singh
  • House of Spice
  • Bitten Peach
  • Club Zindagi
  • Asifa Lahore
  • Punjabi Roots
  • YDSA
  • Saki Yew
  • Duniya Dhoom
  • Val the Brown Queen
  • Immy Terial
  • Fortune
  • Shanika Sunrise
  • Dan Chan
  • Minara ’El Waters
  • Rajan Das
  • Zahira Zapanta
  • Tequila Thirst
  • Roman
  • Mohammed Barber
  • Qupid Harrow
  • Lady Macrocosm
  • Mayumi Fukiko.
  • Dave Cooper
  • Forbid
  • Kate Meyher
  • Chris Blackmore
  • Kriss Herbert
  • Craig Law 

Manchester Pride 2024 Sunday line-up

  • Sugababes
  • Claire Richards
  • Chinchilla
  • Danny Beard
  • Ginger Johnson
  • Natasha Hamilton
  • Queenz: The Show with Balls
  • Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine
  • Charlieeeee
  • Narcissa Nightshade
  • Bailey J Mills
  • DJ Billy Andrew
  • Lauren Lo Sung
  • Mix-Stress
  • Stephani B
  • Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show
  • Fatt Butcher
  • Your Manchester Live! hosted by Belinda Scandal
  • Divas Only with Misty Chance
  • Angie Brown
  • Rozalla
  • Lill
  • Anna Phylactic
  • Viola
  • Misty Chance
  • Verry Cherry
  • Missie Jay
  • Saki Yew
  • Big Dee
  • Ginger Hunter
  • Haus of Lasair
  • Hayley-Ria Christian
  • The Canal Street Kings
  • Rainbow Nation Dance Academy
  • Queer Women’s Takeover
  • What She Said
  • DJ Stacey Bee
  • Freequency3
  • Queens in Kicks
  • Tam Poles
  • Rave with Pride
  • Naveen Sonne
  • Kimmie Smith
  • Olivia Mae
  • Vanilla Takeover

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