Brit Award winner and honorary Mancunian Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to headline Manchester Pride Live in August.
Manchester Pride have confirmed that Grammy and Brit Award winner and honorary Mancunian Ariana Grande will return to the city to headline the LGBT+ charity’s new event Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield this August Bank Holiday Weekend.
The Manchester Pride Festival will take place over August bank holiday weekend from Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August.
Ariana will join a spectacular line up including British synth-pop band Years and Years and 80’s duo Bananarama as she performs a selection of songs from her Sweetener World Tour (songs from both Sweetener and new album Thank You, Next) at the new live element of the Manchester Pride Festival.
Chelcee Grimes, Becky Hill, Liberty X, Louisa, Youngr, Pixie Lott, Four of Diamonds and transgender German singer songwriter Kim Petras will perform over the weekend.
DJs and dance music based performers will 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.
Northern favourites Bongos Bingo will be hosting a stage take over on Sunday.
The event which will take place throughout the Mayfield site in Piccadilly will feature a number of performance spaces including a huge 9,000 capacity outdoor performance space The Yard, the cavernous indoor Depot will play host to DJs and dance acts and The Sorting Room will host a street food market, bars, and another stage area hosting pop-up performances.
Mark Fletcher CEO says “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.”
There are three ticket options for Manchester Pride Live. The Rainbow Pass from Saturday (£34.50), Sunday (£38.50) or Weekend (£64.50) also provides unlimited weekend access to The Gay Village Party. These tickets provide access to each of Manchester Pride Live performance areas, pop up performances and fairground.
Full lineup for Manchester Pride Live 2019:
Years & Years – Headline
Basement Jaxx [dj set]
HEDKANDI 20th Anniversary Tour
Freemasons w/ Katherine Ellis
Sink the Pink Djs
Rhythm of the 90s
Ariana Grande – Headline
Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco
Four of Diamonds
Faithless [DJ Set]
Hercules and Love Affair
We Love Pop
This year boohoo and boohooMAN will be the overall headline sponsor for Manchester Pride Festival.