THE MANCHESTER PRIDE SPRING BENEFIT Louisa Johnson & Nicola Roberts to perform at LGBT+ charity’s annual gala dinner in Manchester

Manchester Pride has announced an evening of exquisite food and drink and a night of dazzling performances as tables go on sale for the fifth annual spring fundraiser.

The gala dinner will take place on Thursday 16th May at The Midland Hotel, and will once again bring together sponsors, business leaders, individual supporters, community champions and celebrities to raise money for the LGBT+ charity.

This year’s event will transport guests to the ‘City of Lights’ with a Parisian theme. The evening will be themed on one of Paris’s most iconic venues, Le Moulin Rouge, as guests are invited to discover “truth, beauty, freedom and love” and fall under the spell of the green fairy, joined by a chorus of courtesans and their can-can!

Entertainment for the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit 2019 will come from The X-Factor’s youngest ever winner Louisa. The Essex singer will be taking to the stage and performing hits such as ‘Tears’, ‘So Good’ and ‘Best Behaviour’ – to name a few.

Also entertaining the crowds on the night will be Nicola Roberts, formerly of Girls Aloud, ready to impress with a DJ set to keep the party going. A 00’s icon in her own right, Nicola achieved 20 consecutive top ten singles, four number ones and released five albums as part of the band. Aside from Girls Aloud, Nicola has achieved her own success with solo record and as a songwriter for a number of top names acts. Following in the footsteps of former bandmate Nadine Coyle at 2018’s Spring Benefit, Nicola draws her musical influence from pop, hip-hop and RnB, DJing at events across the country.

The event will be hosted by comedian and presenter, Stephen Bailey. Comedian, presenter and TV personality, his award-winning comedy and charming personality have propelled him to starring in a number of varied TV projects. Most recently, Stephen made his presenting debut as host of Channel 5’s newest reality show ‘Celebs On The Farm’. He can also be seen weekly as the resident agony uncle on ITV1’s ‘Zoe Ball On Saturday & Sunday’.

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive at Manchester Pride, said: “The Spring Benefit is always a night to remember and we have some excellent entertainment lined up to perform in one of the city’s most historic hotels as it becomes Le Moulin Rouge for one night.’

“We look forward to inviting the business community to join us this May for what is an integral part of our fundraising calendar. Whilst we are primarily an LGBT+ fundraiser, we don’t just welcome members of the LGBT+ business community, but also supporters, ambassadors and allies who want to enjoy a really good night out and help us raise money at the same time.”

There are a limited number of tickets available for the event and individual tickets can be purchased for £75, which includes a drinks reception, a three-course dinner and a night of fabulous entertainment.

For group bookings there are also table packages available including a gold table of four which costs £850, a diamond table package for 4 at £1,495 which includes a VIP drinks reception, chauffeur service in a Rolls Royce to the event, and a professional red carpet photo opportunity.

Tables are selling fast, to book or find out more information about this sparkling event visit

You can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride.


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