The band will now perform two shows at Alexandra Palace.
Organisers of Manchester Pride 2019 have today confirmed the the theme for 2019.
This year will see the city transformed by Deep Space Pride: A Future World of Equality, inviting Manchester to look towards what the world may be like in the distant future.
Pushing for a world where all people are free to love, the Manchester Pride is looking to be filled with diverse colour.
“At Manchester Pride, our vision is a world in which LGBT+ people are free to live and love without prejudice,” says organiser Mark Fletcher. “We’re inviting people to fast forward 50, 100 or even 200 years and envisage what the world could be like at this time, as we march for LGBT+ equality.”
The theme will spread across all four days of Manchester Pride, including the Manchester Pride Parade across the city centre on the Saturday afternoon, and the new Manchester Pride Live music event across the weekend.
The event will also feature the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, The Gay Village Party, and Youth Pride MCR, with events running from 23 – 26 August 2019.
Pop superstars Ariana Grande and Years & Years will headline Manchester Pride Live 2019.
Also performing over the weekend will be Kim Petras, Louisa, Lady Leshurr, Bananarama and loads more.
A brand new addition to this year’s celebrations, Manchester Pride Live takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019 in Mayfield, a former Royal Mail parcel depot located in Piccadilly. Manchester Pride Live will play host to some of the world’s biggest musical artists over pride weekend, across multiple indoor and outdoor stages.
Ariana Grande is one of the world’s biggest recording artists. The US superstar is currently at No.1 on the Official UK Albums Chart with Thank U, Next and also holds the No.1 and No.2 positions on the Official UK Singles Chart with 7 Rings and Break Up With Your Girlfriend I’m Bored.
Award-winning Years & Years are one of the biggest bands in the UK. The band’s latest album Palo Santo debuted at No.3 on the Official UK Albums Chart and features the smash single If You’re Over Me. The band’s Palo Santo tour rolled into Manchester last November selling out the O2 Apollo Manchester.
Here’s the line-up for Manchester Pride Live so far:
Saturday 24 August 2019
Years & Years | Kim Petras | Louisa | Lady Leshurr | Youngr | Gok Wan| Basement Jaxx (DJ set)| HEDKANDI 20th Anniversary Tour | Freemasons w/ Katherine Ellis | Jodie Harsh | K-Klass Live| Sink the Pink DJs| Rhythm of the 90s
Sunday 25 August 2019
Ariana Grande | Bananarama | Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco | Becky Hill| Four of Diamonds| Chelcee Grimes| Faithless (DJ Set)| Hercules and Love Affair | Bongos Bingo | We Love Pop
To experience the full line-up of music at Mayfield, fans need to purchase a Rainbow Pass.
Weekend, Saturday and Sunday Rainbow Passes are available.
Please note, Manchester Pride Live is over 18s only.
Tickets for Manchester Pride Live 2019 are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk