Each year as part of The Big Weekend , there is a stage in Sackville gardens and kicking of the weekend is the Manbears Picnic Stage here are details of the acts and the estimated times they will be on stage,
Please come support these acts, Manbears have organised a lot of great acts for you and to start the Pride weekend off with a bang....
Andrew Ridal (19:00) - Host
Andrew has been performing all of his life, much to the annoyance of his parents. He is a professional presenter, host master of ceremonies, singer actor, but he thinks he is a better dancer than he actually is. Andrew has performed across the globe from Barbados to Kuala Lumpur, at the BBC Proms and is a regular host and performer at LGBTQ+ events nationwide.
Wolfy is a Drag King DJ from Manchester's Gay Village with a weekly residency on Saturday and Sunday evenings at Churchill’s Canal Street He has performed at Sparkle, Brighton pride (king of Brighton pride) and most recently the Austin International Drag Festival, he was also recently featured in King Doc and will be in the upcoming Fierce the movie.
Rock Heart (19:20)
A multi award winning International Boylesque, Sideshow - Glass Performer, Fire body Burner, Wax, Entertainer and Compare with a twisted Zest. based in the North West England. Mister Rock Hart burst on to the Burlesque scene and won the Best Performer Award March 2014 At The Varietease 4th Tea Time Tassel Off! at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds. Since then He has gone on to be Awarded 1st Runner up in June 2014: at the Neo Burlesque Awards Heat 5 at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square London which secured him a place in the Grand Final in November 2014 London.
Mister Rock Hart went on to be Awarded 2nd place in the Newbie Competition at the Corsets ‘n’ Cabaret June show in Wrexham Wales 2014.
Since winning the awards earlier in the 2014, Mister Rock Hart has obtained a residency booking with Lethal productions in Manchester. In November 2014 Mister Rock Hart went on to win in Northern Ireland Best Newcomer Award at the Belfast Burlesque Festival.
In 2015 Mister Rock Hart was awarded Bronze at the North Wales Burlesque Festival. He was also a WILD CARD entrants in to the ‘LEGEND IN THE MAKING’ competition gaining second place in the Wild Card Internet Competition. Rock Hart in 2015 went on to perform Internationally showcasing his talent in Aahus Denmark.
In 2016 Rock was seen Performed at the 10th Anniversary of the London Burlesque Festival.
Back in February 2016 Mister Rock Hart went on to and won Burlesque Noir Rising Star competition and will be perform at the Grand Event at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.