The Grammy award-winner will return to the city for the first time since her One Love Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande is set to return to Manchester this August Bank Holiday Weekend for Manchester Pride Live festival.

It will be the singer's first performance in the city since the widely celebrated One Love Manchester tribute concert, held in honour of the 22 victims who lost their lives in the 2017 arena attack

We’re truly honoured to be welcoming Ariana back to the city to help us celebrate LGBT+ life

The Grammy award-winner and honorary Mancunian will headline the LGBTQ+ charity’s new large-scale event at Mayfield, which features a 9000-capacity outdoor performance space in Piccadilly. 

Grande, who recently announced her Sweetener World Tour, joins British synth-pop band Years and Years and eighties duo Bananarama on the bill. 

Tickets for Pride Live cost £37.95 for Saturday, £42.35 for Sunday or £70.95 for a weekend pass, including booking fees - tickets here

Mayfield Depot
Pride will take place at Mayfield Depot this year

Guests can expect a selection of songs from Grande's upcoming tour during the performance, which forms part of the new live element at Manchester Pride Festival.

The cavernous indoor depot will play host to DJs and dance acts, while The Sorting Room will host a street food market, bars, and another stage area featuring pop-up performances. The platforms of the station will be home to a funfair.

Other acts include Chelcee Grimes, Becky Hill, Liberty X, Louisa, Youngr, Pixie Lott, Four of Diamonds and transgender German singer songwriter Kim Petras.

DJs and dance music performers include Basement Jaxx, Nicky Siano: Hallelujah Disco, Gok Wan, Rhythm of the 90s, We Love Pop, Jodie Harsh, Hercules and Love Affair, K-Klass Live and Faithless

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Main Stage, Pride 2018 Carl Sukonik

Pride CEO Mark Fletcher said: “This year marks a big change for the festival as it continues to evolve. Previously we had one event running over the weekend and this year we have two, each with a distinct offering. 

"At Manchester Pride Live we’re truly honoured to be welcoming Ariana back to the city to help us celebrate LGBT+ life.  My team and I have worked hard to create a diverse lineup of performers who will join her in helping us continue to make a difference to the lives of LGBT+ people and celebrate the unity that exists in our brilliant city.”  

The Manchester Pride Festival will take place over August bank holiday weekend from Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August. It will include Manchester Pride Live, the Gay Village Party, The Manchester Pride Parade, The Superbia Weekend, Youth Pride MCR and The Candlelit Vigil.