Bury Pride is set to return in style this weekend with a wealth of entertainment lined up.

The festival will take place at  Elizabethan Suite and Bury Town Hall, from 10am to 5.30pm in Saturday and will feature a host of local acts including headliner, former X Factor contestant Sam Bailey.

Kaya Pyzer, Bury Fire Choir and PQA as well drag artists from the House of Bridget, Bury’s only LGBTQI+ venue, will also take to the stage.

With fairground rides, stalls, rainbow merchandise and more than 40 organisations taking part, it is to be a great show.

The Walking Rainbow Parade, the cornerstone of the event, begins at 1pm from Knowsley Street.

The parade will make its way through Bury past all local town centre landmarks including the art gallery, the Victoria Wood statue, the Mill Gate Shopping Centre and Bury Market.

Musician Jsky will be leading the parade.

Bury Times: Attendees take part in the Walking Rainbow at Bury Pride last yearAttendees take part in the Walking Rainbow at Bury Pride last year (Image: Danny Crompton)

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Earlier this month, event organiser David Catterall said a great selection of charities and businesses have given the event their support this year, including Davenports Printers, the council and The Proud Trust who support LGBT+ young people in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

He said: “We’re just really glad that we’ve got the local business community supporting and celebrating with us as well as the charities that come along.

“We’ve got the Walking Rainbow parade, last year it was the biggest we’ve ever seen and we’re hoping that we’ll increase upon that, and that’s kind of the cornerstone of the event, it where it began all those years ago.”

David added that organisers have doubled the number of events and have been working with The House of Bridget to put together a event which is “really diverse and really different".

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He said: "I think that’s something that’s changing and has just got bigger.

“We’re really pushing to make sure that everyone’s involved, it’s an event for everyone.”

Tickets and more information are available at www.burypride.co.uk.