Superbia Spotlights… Do you want to Perform at Manchester Pride?

Each year, Pride offers artists the chance to perform on one of their stages....

By Manchester's Finest | 1 June 2021

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Superbia presents Queer Music Stage will platform the community’s diverse musical talent at Manchester Pride Festival – and YOU could be centre stage.

Superbia is Manchester Pride’s year-round programme of arts and culture, designed to support, curate, fund and promote LGBTQ+ events throughout Greater Manchester. Superbia supports LGBTQ+ artists by promoting events through its events page and social media, funds LGBTQ+ events with Superbia Grants and by curating original events through collaboration with partners, venues, groups, curators, community members, artists and creatives.

Earlier this year Manchester Pride Festival organisers announced details of the world-class weekend, taking place annually over the August bank holiday weekend. The festival features six key strands: Activism, Equality, Arts and Culture, Youth and Family, Community and Party.

An important element of the festival and one that ticks all the arts and culture boxes will return in 2021. Superbia Weekend is an alcohol-free space, offering a programme of premieres, firsts, new work and LGBTQ+ celebrations as a culturally rich alternative to the other elements of the festival.

In 2019, Superbia Weekend featured a pop-up art gallery, BiPhoria 25th Birthday celebrations, conversations, yoga, author events, a post-Pride Parade party and more! Each year, the Superbia Weekend programme is cultivated with love, acceptance and inclusiveness at its core. Manchester Pride are keen to merge Superbia Weekend with the Gay Village Party and have this year announced the brand new Superbia presents Queer Music Stage.

Superbia 2019

The roots of Manchester Pride and the Festival are firmly in the heart of Manchester’s world-famous Gay Village. Taking place over all four days of the bank holiday weekend with community performances in Sackville Gardens, plus markets and parties across The Gay Village’s venues, the Gay Village Party continues to be home to the hub of the festival’s celebrations.

This year it will also play host to brand new event Trans Creative presents Trans Pride Rally plus live performances across the Alan Turing Stage in Sackville Gardens, MancUnity Stage, the Playground Stage and Superbia presents Queer Music Stage .

Superbia presents Queer Music Stage will provide an opportunity to spotlight some of the region’s most diverse musical talent. Superbia has provided ongoing support to queer artists from across the city including HUSK, DJ Mix-Stress of RebeccaNeverBecky, Minute Taker and Monopoly Phonic.

DJ Mix-Stress of RebeccaNeverBecky,

Manchester drag queen and founder of Girls Night Out said ‘Superbia’s support allowed me to pay for studio recording for a backing band which is something I had never been able to do before. The end result was fantastic and the reaction has been great. Superbia really helped take my work to the next level.’

The show will take place on Sunday 29th August and organisers have now opened applications to perform.

Whether you’re a solo artist, a band, an ensemble or a DJ, Manchester Pride Festival is actively seeking both up and coming and established artists to make an application to perform on the Superbia presents Queer Music Stage, providing the opportunity to showcase their live music or DJ prowess to thousands of peers at the Festival.

To make your application to perform at the festival, fill out the artist’s form…

Artist’s Form