Organisers of Manchester Pride, have announced that G-A-Y will be bringing pop royalty Steps to the Big Weekend festival, headlining the Gaydar Main Arena.
Fresh from their reunion and Ultimate Tour, Claire, ‘H’, Faye, Lee and Lisa will be wowing a packed arena at the UK’s leading Pride event.
Formed in 1997, Steps were the Pop Sensation of the Millennium. In total the five-piece have sold 20 million records, and achieved 14 consecutive Top 5 singles. They have won countless awards and had sell out tour after sell out tour all over the globe. They were the second most successful British pop group ever (behind the Beatles).
The group reformed in May 2011 for a four-part documentary series on Sky Living titled Steps: The Reunion. A second Greatest Hits album, The Ultimate Collection released in October last year became the band's third UK number one album. Series 2 of the Steps Reunion titled "Steps: On the Road Again" aired in April 2012, following the band as they embarked on their sell-out 22-date UK tour.
Manchester Pride chair, Vicken Couligian said
“We are thrilled to welcome Steps to Manchester Pride. It’s a massive coup and the whole Village will be bouncing with the news. It’s a real boost for the festival and charity as we continue to raise funds for LGBT groups and charities in Greater Manchester.”
Manchester Pride Patron Antony Cotton added,
“STEPS have such huge appeal and we are delighted to welcome them to the Manchester Pride main stage. The crowd, I'm sure, will be singing, dancing and stepping along! It will be AMAZEBALLS!!”
G-A-Y owner, Jeremy Joseph continued
“This is G-A-Y's second Manchester Pride. Last year we presented Sugababes and Alexandra Burke. We were determined to top that and when it comes to Pride, there is only one act that can - the ultimate party pop sensations STEPS. It will be a Tragedy if you miss them, so start learning the dance routine because you'll be expected to join in.”
Big Weekend tickets are still available at the Early Bird price of £15 until and are available at manchesterpride.com or by calling 0871 230 3450.
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Notes to Editor
Manchester Pride is an award-winning festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The festival will take place 17 - 27 August 2012, with the Big Weekend running from 24 - 27 August 2012. Early Bird tickets are £15 until 23:59 on Sunday 08 July, and then rise to £20.
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