Manchester Pride Brings Back The Nineties

Businesses and workers are being encouraged to bring back the nineties for a day next month.

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As 2015 is the 25th anniversary of charity fundraising events celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) life in Manchester*, Manchester Pride, the LGBT charity, is inviting Mancunians to celebrate by donning nineties dress and enjoying some classic tunes from the decade.

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On Friday 14 August, two weeks before the four-day Big Weekend, which marks 25 Years in the Making, the charity is calling on business and employees to join a city-wide party, complete with fancy dress, Spotify playlists and a Boom-Box squad.

Throughout the fun-filled day, the charity will be running competitions on its social media channels, offering tickets for the Big Weekend, along with a variety of nineties-themed prizes.

Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, Mark Fletcher, said: “The nineties played a pivotal role in the progression of LGBT life in the city, so to celebrate this we wanted to honour the decade with something fun whilst raising essential funds for our charity.

“Whether you’re dressing up as the Teletubbies, digging out your old Tamagotchi or getting down to a bit of 90’s pop music, we want to see work places turn back the clocks to remember this defining decade.

“Funds raised will go directly to the various LGBT organisations that we support across Greater Manchester.”

Those wanting to take part in Bring The 90s To Work Day can find more information and register their interest at

To find out more about the Manchester Pride Festival you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at

A host of big names including Texas, Union J and DJ Fresh will perform in Manchester during the Big Weekend. They will be joined by Lucy Spraggan, Atomic Kitten, the Shane Ritchie Band and many more.

The August Bank Holiday sees the return of the vibrant Manchester Pride Parade, an integral part of the Manchester Pride festival. This years Parade will be led by Sir Ian McKellen whilst also incorporating a new devoted-to twist.

The Parade is a free event that is part of the wider Manchester Pride Festival. The Big Weekend tickets are currently priced at £25 for a weekend ticket, £15 for day tickets and children’s tickets are also available from £5. Tickets provides guests with access to the event site, including the Main Arena, Sackville Gardens, the Gaydio Dance Arena and the Expo and help Manchester Pride raise money for LGBT and HIV charities and organisations in Greater Manchester. For more information on The Big Weekend visit the new website at

There’s much more to the Manchester Pride Festival than the Big Weekend and events will take place throughout the month of August. This year has seen the launch of Superbia, an all year round calendar of events that showcases, supports and celebrates LGBT and relevant arts, comedy, debate, film, literature, music, sport, theatre, family and community-led projects within Greater Manchester with the aim to encourage engagement, wellbeing and culturally enhance communities.

To find out more about the Manchester Pride you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at

*Based on the inauguration of the Village Charity in 1991

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