Manchester Pride Festival has launched a free app that includes a ‘dress up’ photographic feature and guide to the Gay Village’s clubs and bars.
Available for visitors to download for free to their smart phones or iPads, the app aims to provide vital event information and encourage involvement with the parade’s ‘Queer’d Science’ theme by letting users photograph themselves to see how they would look ‘dressed up’ as one of the elements within the Periodic Table.
John Stewart, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride said that he hoped this and other new additions to the app would help visitors to get the most out of the festival.
“Last year’s app proved to be a real success. With the additional content this year and the extension to Android, we feel it’s a great way to enhance the experience of our Pride visitors,” he said.
The app was produced in conjunction with Rainbow, the Royal Bank of Scotland lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network that provides support and arranges social events for LGBT employees.
Stewart spoke of how important the bank’s backing was for the festival.
“To receive such on-going backing is a testament to the strength and reach of the Manchester Pride Festival and helps in our yearly bid to raise funds to support our local community,” he said.
Nathan Bostock, the RBS Executive Sponsor of The Rainbow Network said he was proud of the bank’s continued sponsorship of the festival.
“It is important for any large organisation like RBS, that we understand the wider society that we are operating in and do what we can to be a good citizen.
“Partnering events such as Manchester Pride enable us to put this belief into practice,” he said.
Manchester Pride festival attracts over 45,000 people and this year features performances from Steps, Björn Again and Louise Dearman.
The festival will be held from Friday August 17 to Monday August 27.
Early Bird weekend tickets are £20.00 and day tickets £12.50.
For ticket sales and more information about the event, visit http://www.manchesterpride.com/2012