Manchester airport to sponsor Leeds Pride for third year

Manchester airport will sponsor Leeds Pride for three more years.

The UK’s third biggest airport will sponsor the main stage which will be known as the Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage.

The event takes place on August 5 and include two hours of entertainment in Millennium Square, a parade through the city centre with more than floats and five hours of entertainment on Lower Briggate.

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend.

Patrick Alexander, Manchester airport’s head of marketing, said: “We are delighted to be working with Leeds Pride again to support such a worthwhile event.

“We received such great support and a friendly welcome at last year’s event, so wanted to come back bigger and better for the next few years, to meet and thank the 4.8 million people from Yorkshire who fly from Manchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Leeds Pride team on what I am sure will be a world class event on our Manchester Airport San Francisco stage.”

Liaqat Ali and Alex Hannant from Leeds Pride commented: “After the success of last year, we are delighted that Manchester Airport have signed up for three years as Main Stage sponsors.  The commitment from them will help Leeds Pride flourish for years to come and we really look forward to working with them.”