Manchester Pride Weekend at Ducie Street Warehouse

This year, we’re taking Pride more seriously than ever. It’s been an 18 months unlike any other and one of things we’ve missed most has been that vital feeling of togetherness. That knowledge that you’re surrounded by like-minded people, celebrating life, love and everything in between.

That’s why Native Manchester is teaming up with Ducie Street Warehouse to host our first curated series of events for Pride Weekend. Our five-day, LGBTQ+ led festival is called Something for Everyone and it’s over the August Bank Holiday, from Thursday 26 to Monday 30 August.

Our Pride weekend programme is open to all and free entry, except for the Drag Brunch on Saturday 28 August, which is a ticketed event.

The music

Something for Everyone at Ducie Street Warehouse for Manchester Pride Weekend 2021

We’ll have in-house resident Mix-stress and Friends kicking off the weekend on Thursday 26 August and, for the next four days, Ducie Street Warehouse will collaborate with Kiss Me Again to curate a weekend of parties from LGBTQ+ collectives and DJs from Manchester and beyond, including Gut Level, Aiden Francis and Kiss Me Again.

Saturday’s soundtrack will be courtesy of Good Afternoon, followed by Manchester’s finest, Gina Breeze. Then, into the evening we’ll have Luke Solomon, head honcho of one of house music’s most respected labels, Classic, and Krysko, original Warehouse Project and Sankey’s Soap resident, who’s been part of Manchester’s rave scene for over 20 years.

Closing off the night will be Kiss Me Again, who’ll join us on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August, introducing Junglehussi, Pumping Velvet, Jase Jeffery, plus special dance performances.

The entertainment

Drag Brunch hosted by Sink the Pink DJs

The morning after the night before, Saturday 28 August, will start with a sensational Drag Brunch hosted by Sink the Pink DJs – part of the largest LGBTQ+ collective and club night in the UK – featuring their legendary drag queens and DJs.

Choose from two brunch sittings, 10am-11.30am or 12pm-1.30pm, with Sink the Pink DJs hosting the first hour of each sitting. Tickets are £20 each (including a £5 charity donation) and there’s a fixed menu, including two Paloma cocktails per person – a refreshing mix of Patrón tequila, fresh grapefruit, soda and lime zest.

At brunch, we’ll be introducing you to Ducie Street Warehouse and Native Manchester’s charity partner, akt, which supports LGBTQ+ young people who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. £5 from every brunch booking goes directly to akt.

Book brunch

Continuing into the afternoon, Ducie Street Warehouse and Native Manchester will be transformed into The House of 1,000 Moiras, taking inspiration from the iconic Schitt’s Creek character. We’ll provide the wigs, themed wine list, drag-inspired Moiras and more – all you’ll need is your finest Moira outfit and your dancing shoes.

The food

Alongside the signature offerings of Ducie Street Warehouse’s restaurant, bar and lounge, Head Chef Andrew Green will curate a one-off street food concept, which we’ll host on the terrace. There’ll also be an outdoor pop-up bar, courtesy of Magic Rock Brewing.

Walk-ins are welcome to join us on the terrace or in the lounge, but it’s a good idea to book a table at Ducie Street Warehouse.

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