Cheryl and Tulisa join Ariana Grande on Manchester Pride line-up


Pop stars Cheryl Tweedy and Tulisa Contostavlos have joined a bumper line-up at Manchester Pride, which is planing its biggest ever year of live music.

Organisers have today announced that legendary LGBT+ bar G-A-Y will bring pop princess and ex Girls Aloud singer Cheryl to perform on Sunday night at Manchester Pride Live this August Bank holiday, ahead of the headline performance from Ariana Grande.

Plus singer, songwriter and former NDubz star Tulisa will join the billing on the same night.

Cheryl will make her only Pride event appearance of the year on the main stage at Manchester Pride Live which will be held at Mayfield in the city centre for the first time this year. Tulisa, who performed at Manchester Pride Festival in 2016, will join the line-up with Ariana Grande, Bananarama, Years and Years, Louisa, Becky Hill and many more well-known artists.

Cheryl, who recently released new single Let You, today tweeted her excitement about joining the celebrations here in Manchester on August bank holiday weekend.

She said: “HAPPY PRIDE MY LOVES!!! I’m SO excited to be performing for you and celebrating with you all at @ManchesterPride on August 25th”.

Also confirmed today for the Sunday night is Ministry of Sound Classical, an orchestral reimagining of the bestselling dance music compilation series of all time, The Annual, from Ministry of Sound.

The live performance by a 50-strong London Concert Orchestra will feature some of the biggest 1990s dance tracks which appeared on the chart-topping The Annual compilations.  Hits will include Hey Boy Hey Girl (The Chemical Brothers), Sunchyme (Dario G), Insomnia (Faithless) and Right Here, Right Now (Fatboy Slim).

The event which will take place throughout the Mayfield site in Piccadilly will feature a number of performance spaces including a huge outdoor performance space The Yard.

Plus the cavernous indoor Depot will play host to DJs and dance acts and The Concourse will host a street food market, bars, and another stage area hosting pop-up performances. The platforms of the station will be home to a funfair.

Grammy and Brit Award winner and honorary Mancunian Ariana Grande will return to the city in the headline slot on Sunday night.

The singer will join a stellar line up including 80s trio Bananarama as she performs a selection of songs from her Sweetener World Tour at the new live element of the Manchester Pride Festival which this year is headline sponsored by boohoo and boohooMAN.

Plus Chelcee Grimes, Becky Hill, Liberty X, Louisa, Youngr, Pixie Lott, Four of Diamonds and transgender German singer songwriter Kim Petras will perform over the course of 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.

Tickets for Sunday have sold out but Saturday (from £34.50) and weekend (from £69.50) tickets are still available. The Rainbow Passes also provide 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.

Running from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August, Manchester Pride Festival 2019 will be made up of Manchester Pride Live, the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Party, Manchester Pride Parade and Youth Pride MCR.

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