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Example drops out of headlining Manchester Pride at the last minute

Example was due to headline at the festival, but has had to drop out after losing his voice

Example had to drop out as he lost his voice

One of the headline acts at Manchester Pride has had to drop out at the last minute due to losing his voice.

Singer and rapper Example had been due to headline on the main stage at 18:45, but had to drop out as he lost his voice, meaning that he could not perform.

In a heartfelt message to fans the performer, real name is Elliot Gleave, apologised for the disappointment and explained that he had been left unable to sing after over-exerting his voice at a previous concert.

He said: “I’m just really sorry to say, I’ve had to, I was in Manchester this morning after Creamfields last night, but my voice is just absolutely f***ed from giving it my all last night at Creamfields.

“I can’t even sing. So I won’t be performing at Manchester Pride this evening, but have a lovely time.”



Example apologised to fans for having to cancel
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A spokesperson for Manchester Pride wished Example a speedy recovery, and informed fans that Annie Mac, who was performing before him, would be extending her set to “keep the party going”.

“We wish Example the very best and hope he has a speedy recovery,” they added.









Manchester Pride kicked off on Friday and will run over the weekend, with members of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community taking to the streets to celebrate their identity.

The line-up also includes headliners Sigala, Yungblud and Zara Larsson, who will perform on the main stage at First Street on Saturday and Sunday.



DJ Annie Mac will extend her set to “keep the party going” after Example, pictured, had to drop out
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The main live event at Manchester Pride has also moved to a new location for this year, and will feature four days of music and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community over the bank holiday weekend.

Many people were anxiously awaiting the return of Pride this year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the last event to be cancelled.

However, not everyone in Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community is happy with the direction that Pride has gone in.

Protestors have also marched down Canal Street in Manchester’s Gay Village to voice their anger at the increasingly corporate nature of Pride, bearing banners saying things like “Pride not profit”.

The march aimed to reclaim Pride, arguing that LGBTQ+ identity is being co-opted by corporate interests, instead of Pride being a vehicle for supporting members of the community.

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