Add some extra glitter to your Manchester Pride celebrations with Glitterbox, Pride’s official Saturday night afterparty at Albert Hall. Life’s stresses can be left at the door at this bank holiday blow-out to end all blow-outs.
The Manchester Pride Festival is a joyous celebration of LGBT+ life in Manchester. It is thrown by the charity Manchester Pride, which campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination. It also fundraises for LGBT+ organisations, charities and communities across Greater Manchester. Having spent the last two and a half decades throwing hugely popular events in and around the city’s Gay Village as well as putting on their flagship festivals every year, the folks at Manchester Pride know how to party. This year, tens of thousands of people will come together to celebrate, with pride, some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, as well enjoy a huge parade, whose floats and marches will turn Manchester into a kaleidoscope of colour.
But what’s a great party without a great afterparty? Handpicked by Manchester Pride, the official afterparty for the Saturday night will be this month’s Glitterbox at Albert Hall. A product of Defected Records, Glitterbox is Ibiza’s most talked about party. Every Friday night at Ibiza’s renowned Hï club (formerly Space), they throw an extravagant celebration of disco and house music that welcomes audiences of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Having toured the world and become one of London’s most in-demand parties, now is Manchester’s turn. Our second turn, actually. Back in May, Glitterbox’s debut at Albert Hall was a storming success. Boasting a line-up including Todd Terry, Joey Negro and Purple Disco Machine, the night sold out well in advance.
This time around, you can expect an even more extravagant production, even more flamboyant dancers, and even more joyous hedonism. Glitterbox will bring with them an army of queens and dancers to mark the occasion, as well as an arsenal of disco balls and confetti cannons. Headlining the night will be the legendary house producer and DJ, Roger Sanchez. He will be joined by Defected founder and Glitterbox head honcho Simon Dunmore, and former Soup Dragons frontman and Glaswegian legend, Hi-Fi Sean. There will also be a live appearance from seminal disco vocalist Julie Mcknight. If this night is anything like the last, then Manchester is in for one hell of a party. Tickets are, predictably, flying out, so get in there fast to avoid disappointment!