Singer and style icon, Sam Sparro (Black and Gold, Happiness) joined by DJ’s and electronic music duo Moto Blanco, Misha B, Queens of Pop, and Happy Mondays dance diva Rowetta, amongst others.

Manchester Pride is excited to announce openly gay Sam Sparro as the final act for this year’s Big Weekend Saturday night line-up. Sam is joined by popular production duo Moto Blanco, best known for their remixes of number one artists Adele, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, who will be playing a live DJ set on the Main Arena stage.

Grammy-nominated musician Sam Sparro rose to fame with his 2008 smash hit single ‘Black and Gold’, which sold over 100,000 copies in the UK alone. Sam followed up his debut solo artist album working with dance producers Basement Jaxx and Mark Ronson. His second album, ‘Return To Paradise’, was released in 2012 to widespread acclaim.


Bobby Blanco and Miki Moto are the production aliases of South London dance music duo Danny Harrison and Arthur Smith, who have been deejaying and remixing as Moto Blanco since 2003. T

heir remixes of Adele’s ‘Set Fire To The Rain, and Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ have filled dancefloors across the globe.

Sam Sparro and Moto Blanco are joined on the Main Arena stage by X Factor star Misha B, Internet sensations Queens of Pop, electro-pop five-piece Swiss Lips, pop-ska group Scarlett’s Roses, Sam Gray, Scarlet Street, Manchester boyband The Mend, and much-loved Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta.


Manchester Pride Chief Executive, John Stewart said: “We are delighted to welcome Sam Sparro, who completes our fantastic Saturday night Big Weekend line-up, and underlines Manchester Pride’s commitment to showcasing LGBT artists. With a live DJ set from Moto Blanco, and performances by many more exciting acts, including Misha B, Queens of Pop, and Swiss Lips, the Saturday night bill looks set to be one of the many highlights of this summer’s Manchester Pride festival!

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Big Weekend tickets are still available with a limited number at the Early Bird price of £16 from and selected outlets.

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