Ariana Grande Manchester Pride 2019: Date, Tickets & Sunday Line-Up
21 August 2019, 17:11 | Updated: 21 August 2019, 17:16
How to get tickets to Ariana Grande's headline show at Manchester Pride 2019 in a performance two years on from the terror attack at her concert in the city.
Ariana Grande's been announced to headline Manchester Pride 2019 and we've got the lowdown on everything you need to know, from how to get tickets to the summer date to who else she'll be sharing the stage with.
The singer has previously said she would be returning to Manchester for a 'special tribute' and there's been plenty of speculation over what that is.
Manchester holds a special place in Ariana Grande’s heart, ever since 22 people tragically died in a bomb attack at her concert at the Manchester Arena in 2017 and she told fans that she had something special planned for the city after it wasn't wasn't included on her 'Sweetener' UK tour dates.
When is Manchester Pride 2019 taking place?
This year Manchester Pride will take place from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August – with the main performers being spread across the Saturday and Sunday in a brand new venue which opened in the city just a month before Pride, called Mayfield.
It is a 10,000 person venue situated in the city's historic former train station, and we can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!
Who else is playing at Manchester Pride 2019?
The full line-up for the two day event includes Years & Years, who have hits including 'Sanctify' and 'King' under their belt (on the Saturday), as well as the pop queen herself, Cheryl and Emile Sande.
How do I get tickets to Manchester Pride 2019?
You can choose either a Rainbow Pass, priced at £70.95 for the weekend (ticket plus booking fee) or £37.95 for the day, which gives you entry to Manchester Pride Live and unlimited access to the activities in the Village AVAILABLE HERE.
Ariana has long made it clear she’ll do whatever she can for the city, and after she was reportedly unable to perform at Manchester Pride last year, she will now headline this year’s Sunday evening performances.
Manchester residents will no doubt welcome the singer’s return with open arms, after the city was missing on her UK tour dates.
Does Ariana's clear bag policy apply to Manchester Pride?
Yes, the clear bag policy that Ariana announced at the start of her Sweetener World Tour applies to the event at Manchester Pride also – with the event announcing the bag safety requirements on their Instagram page which can be found below.
The aim of the bag policy is to ensure everybody at the event feels safe and secure by ensuring all bags are clear and are of a certain size.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance at Manchester Pride Live, we will be operating a strict clear bag policy. Please read the below information carefully. If you wish to bring extra belongings into Manchester Pride Live at @mayfieldmanchester, a clear bag will be required. Bags will need to be 100% transparent, and ALL items inside the bag must be visible. Holographic/iridescent/clear bags with a coloured tinge will not be permitted. Security at Manchester Pride Live will be strict and precise. If you attempt to bring a bag outside of the specifications detailed, entry will be refused. Please note that there are no locker facilities at Manchester Pride Live, so any unsuitable bags will need to be left at home or at your accommodation for the weekend. Please see the image above for more details on our clear bag policy this year. Clear tote bags, bum bags, handbags and more can be purchased at many high street stores. If you would like information on where to purchase a clear bag, please see our blog for more info at tinyurl.com/MPLbagpolicy ** This policy applies to Manchester Pride Live only. You are still able to bring items in your pockets as normal. The clear bag policy is in place for your safety. **
Event organiser Mark Fletcher said: "At Manchester Pride Live we're truly honoured to be welcoming Ariana back to the city to help us celebrate LGBT+ life".
Becky Hill, Bananarama, and Basement Jaxx are just some of the other artists performing across the weekend.
Last year's headliners included Sigala and Rita Ora.