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Elite Tickets

Ages 18+ Only
at Manchester's Gay Village
Canal Street, Manchester, England M1 3LY
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The Clubhouse, brought to you in partnership with Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, owned and operated by Edwardian Hotels London, provides the ultimate VIP experience at The Big Weekend.

Indulge yourself in one of the options from our Elite ticket range. With your Pledge Band delivered to your door, you can enjoy fast-track entry into the event. Once in The Clubhouse, you will enjoy views of The Main Stage from the elevated VIP platform, a full service bar selling premium drinks, a bespoke food menu and luxury loos.



  • Welcome drink (Friday)
  • One drink* per day (Saturday/Sunday/Monday)
  • Weekend access to The Clubhouse located in The Main Stage Arena^
  • Your Platinum Pledge Band delivered straight to your door, giving you fast track entry in to The Big Weekend to enjoy the celebrations
  • Preferential booking for VIP Afternoon Tea exclusive to Elite guests
  • Complimentary continental brunch buffet within The Clubhouse on Sunday 26th August (served 12:00am - 2:00pm) provided by The Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel
  • Access to luxury, executive toilets
  • Bespoke food menu
    *exclusions apply



Shine bright like a diamond, and enjoy of the perks of the Elite package, plus:

  • 3 drinks* per day (Saturday/Sunday/Monday)
  • The Manchester Pride Festival 2018 Souvenir Event Lanyard



Be the cream of the crop and rise to the top with our new and VERY limited package. Take all the spoils of a Diamond package and add:

  • A bottle of Barefoot Bubbly upon arrival to The Clubhouse on Friday 24th August
  • Invitation to a pre-Parade drinks reception
  • Watch The Parade from your reserved seat on the VIP viewing grandstand
  • Goodie bag on your Grandstand seat
  • Priority Access to The Gaydio Dance Arena^^
  • Lunch Vouchers for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August*
    *exclusions apply

^Please note that The Clubhouse has limited capacity and for safety reasons, we may need to operate a queuing system during busy periods, at which time there will be an opportunity to watch the performance on a relay screen.  If you wish to see a particular artist, please ensure you arrive early to avoid missing part of their set. 

^^Please note that the Gaydio Dance Arena has limited capacity and for safety reasons, we may need to operate a queuing system when the arena is at capacity.



We’ll securely deliver your Pledge Bands to you before the Festival. No queuing, no hassle, just straight in to enjoy the celebrations!

Please select the Secure Post option when purchasing your tickets and these will be sent directly to you. Your Pledge Bands may require a signature on delivery.

Once they arrive, keep them safe and then slip them on before you come to The Big Weekend.


Ticket limits

Please note: There is a ticket limit of 8 tickets per person and per credit card on this event.

Please adhere to published ticket limits. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their order(s) and tickets cancelled without prior notice by Ticketmaster in its discretion. This includes: orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

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