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Escape to Freight Island will be hosting an LGBTQ+ takeover with a range of music and live performances to coincide with the annual Manchester Pride Festival over August Bank Holiday weekend. The six-day explosion of queer power – and all the usual affairs in true Freight Island style will raise essential funds for Manchester Pride, one of the leading LGBTQ+ charities in the UK.
Kicking off early in the week, on Wednesday, is the Northern party starters pushing for love and inclusivity via UK dancefloors, High Hoops. Expect world disco to psychedelic house, acid to electro jams and everything in between. Alongside this, is the screening of Paris Is Burning (1990) – an acclaimed documentary celebrating the New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and their house culture. Complete with live performances from House of Ghetto, a dance and visual arts collective that grew from the UK Vogue Ball scene – which will feature vogue walk, panel and amazing prizes. This Wednesday event is ticketed, proceeds will go to Albert Kennedy Trust and Rainbow Noir.