Manchester Goes Head-To-Head With London To Launch Big Weekend Gaydio Dance Arena

Manchester Pride

Horse Meat Disco leads Karnival Presents Tacet and Friends line-up.

This year’s Gaydio Dance Arena opening party sees seminal London club night Horse Meat Disco go head-to-head with sensational local DJ talent as part of the Karnival Presents Tacet and Friends stage.

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Friends and established names on the capital’s clubbing circuit James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Luke Howard and Severino started Horse Meat Disco over a decade ago. These hedonistic Sunday night sessions have instigated a string of successful compilation albums, with the team now working on their first debut artist album due for release later this year.

Horse Meat Disco are joined by Karnival resident DJ Tacet, Francis Woof of Manchester DJ collective That Amazing Thing! and F__KDUST, a collaboration between Fiona Daniel, drummer for electro-pop band The Whip, and acclaimed singer and musician Bev ‘Veba’ Green.

Veba is best known for her work with Groove Armada, and Manchester producers Fingathing, Only Child and Rae and Christian. Together with Fiona, F__KDUST bring their thrilling mix of deep house music and spine-tingling vocals to the Gaydio Dance Arena.

Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, John Stewart said “The Gaydio Dance Arena is a brilliant addition to the Manchester Pride Big Weekend festival, encompassing the very best in dance music from Manchester and beyond.”

“It’s fantastic that we can welcome these world class DJ’s to the UK’s leading Pride event to help us raise funds in support of local LGBT charities and projects.”

The Gaydio Dance Arena is open 20:00-00:00 Friday 23 August and 18:30-00:00 Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August.

Advance Big Weekend tickets are still available at a price of £21 from