Manchester Pride Festival 2018 – Press Accreditation and What to Expect..
It’s that time of year again, where The Manchester Pride Festival is almost upon us! Having been appointed to represent the charity back in 2014, the Manchester Pride team are now pretty much part of the DATS family and it’s an honour for us to work with them again this year.
While the Manchester Pride team carry out great work every single day, helping and supporting Manchester’s LGBT+ community all year round, The Manchester Pride Festival is one of Manchester’s must-attend events each year. Not only is it Mancunians who gather in the heart of the city for four days of festivities, but supporters travel from far and wide to join in and see how Manchester celebrates all things LGBT+.
So now we are pleased to announce the press accreditation for this year’s event is officially open, so journalists, bloggers, writers and photographers from all over the world can sign up via the link here to apply to get involved and cover one of the city’s biggest annual events. But be quick as applications are only open for a few weeks and press passes will be in limited supply.
Each year The Manchester Pride Festival gets bigger and better and 2017 was no exception – over 5,200 miles walked by the Parade entrants, 211 volunteers and 125 acts in total performed across The Big Weekend, and not a drop of rain in sight!
And we certainly played a part in getting out the good word of Manchester Pride for last year’s event too, whether it was hitting the screens, broadcasting on the radio or showcased across some of the UK’s biggest publications. In total, we achieved a media reach of 171,448,135 in August alone for The Manchester Pride Festival including 308 TV and radio broadcasts too – a huge success for the client and another August bank holiday weekend well spent for DATS.
With 2018 already boasting an amazing line-up, this could be the biggest year yet for Manchester Pride. It’s always one of the busiest weekends in the DATS calendar but I for one can’t wait to get stuck in this year and make the most of what will be an amazing four days of celebrations – see you all there!