Ariana Grande to play Manchester 2 years after arena bomb

2019-02-26 09:46

London — Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city.

Organisers say the record-breaking artist will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on 25 August.

Chief executive Mark Fletcher said on Monday that "we're truly honoured to be welcoming Ariana back to the city to help us celebrate LGBTQI life."

Ariana and Manchester were bound together in tragedy on 22 May 2017, when a bomber blew himself up at Manchester Arena as fans were leaving her show.

The singer returned to the city two weeks later to take part in a memorial concert, which she helped to organise.

Manchester authorities named Grande an honorary citizen of the city for her work in the wake of the attack.

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