No Wristband is needed to enter the village and it is an offence for Manchester Pride to block your right of access
Manchester Pride. The organisation which has misled the LGBT community since 2003. Telling them that a payment was needed to enter our gay village while pride was on. No payment was ever needed. In fact charging pedestrians to enter closed streets within the gay village was unlawful. They were told this way back in 2002.
Since this became public knowledge roads within the gay village have only been closed to motor vehicles only. It is an offence for Manchester Pride to block your right of access into the gay village, unless the area becomes overcrowded. They may not prioritise wristband buyers over those without and you do not have to state where you are going. to make it clear, members of the public on foot have unrestricted right of access into the village and no one should be harassed by Manchester pride security.
Some of the dirty tricks they are employing now at the gates is telling you no bars will serve you without a wristband. A lie because some bars served people or they will say gesture to you to show your wrist. This is only dirty tricks to try to mislead people who aren't sure of their rights as you have a legal right into the village even if no bars would serve you.
The Local Government Ombudsman ruled in April 2015 that Manchester City Council had "exceeded its powers" by including mention of wristbands in a traffic order. For ten years the public was unlawfully charged and obstructed.