Conchita joins Manchester Pride 2014 after Mykonos
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – Eurovision sensation Conchita Wurst is set to headline this year’s Manchester Pride Big Weekend festival. The Austrian drag artist, who won this year’s contest in Compenhagen, will perform at the festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
All Saints, Foxes and Anastacia are among the other musical acts who will take to the stage at the four-day festival.
Mark Fletcher, chief executive of Manchester Pride, said: “We’re delighted to announce some great new artists, joining the already confirmed stellar line up for the 2014 Big Weekend.
“We’re especially excited Conchita Wurst will be joining us following her stand out performance at Eurovision.
“We’ve selected the artists to cater for all tastes and interests, from Manchester talent to global stars.
“With this year’s Pride Fringe seeing a number of high profile events, the return of the Gaydio Dance Arena, and even more surprises in store, there’s a lot to love at Manchester Pride this year.”
Former X-Factor contestants Marcus Collins and Lucy Spraggan and former Happy Mondays singer Rowetta will also perform.