Manchester Pride hopes to land the biggest headline in its 25-year history, with the announcement that Ariana Grande is returning to the city to lay the bill.
The Superstar singer is said to have made room in the schedule for her Sweetener World Tour to accommodate any request to perform at the event.
The 25-year-old has a deep affiliation with the city after the devastating terrorist attack, after her concert in 2017, and appears to repay some of the love she has had from Mancunians since the tragedy.
On August 25, during the summer vacation, a source told The Sun that Ariana is holding Manchester in a special place in her heart.
Saying that Ariana would "do what she can for the city," said the source that she failed to perform this year at the event, so will look to make changes in 2019.
After the security issue has been paid for amusement this year, it seems that everything will be done to ensure that Ariana can make a triumphant return to the city.
The source said it's going to be, "very special if it doesn't work," as the organizers look to bring a "radically different" Pride event.
With the expectation that this will be a major event for the city, there are plans to move The Big Weekend from Canal Street to a new location that would be more suited to the interest Ariana in the city would bring.
This would mark Ariana's second return to the city after her concert at the Manchester Arena was targeted by a suicide bomber on May 22, 2017.
In response, she organized the Manchester One Love concert, which liked Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus in line-up.
Ariana has driven speculation that it was a "special" concert on her sweetness tour plan that has been unannounced at the moment.
Talk about where a potential concert could be, she said about Manchester it, "we need a little more time to get things together before we can announce that date, but of course we come and we love you."
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