ARIANA Grande will headline this year's Manchester Pride Live.

The performance will mark the singer's return to Manchester since the One Love concert, held to commemorate the terror attack at her Manchester Arena show in 2017.

So far, the annual LGBTQ+ festival is the only appearance in Manchester she has announced for the year. She will be bringing her Sweetener World Tour to other cities in the UK, including London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Sheffield.

The US star will be taking to the stage in Mayfield Depot in August, over te bank holiday weekend. She will be joined by pop band Years and Years, 80s hit Bananarama and songstress Pixie Lott.

Ariana Grande was made an honourary citizen of Manchester after organising the One Love show at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. The concert brought the biggest musicians together, including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay, to raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The fund was established in response to the bombing of Ariana Grande's show at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, which claimed the lives of 22 people and left the city in shock.

The Manchester Pride Festival will take place over August bank holiday weekend, from Friday August 23 to Monday August 26.

Tickets for Manchester Pride Live are now being sold on Ticketmaster. The Rainbow Pass Saturday is being sold for £34.50, Sunday at £38.50 or the full weekend for £64.50. The Manchester Pride Live element of the festival is open to over-18s only. The rest of the weekend will include the Gay Village Party, The Manchester Pride Parade, The Superbia Weekend, Youth Pride MCR and The Candlelit Vigil.