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Rita Ora, Nadine Coyle and Jake Shears announced for Manchester Pride

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Rita Ora confirmed as headliner for Manchester Pride. | Photo: Firdaus Latif / Flickr

Manchester Pride just announced their full line-up of music artists for the four-day Pride event, with headliner Rita Ora.

Held 24 August to 27 August, the line-up includes Jake Shears, Alexandra Burke, Lucy Spraggan, Nadine Coyle, Gok Wan, Louise, Sink the Pink.

See the full list of performers in this circus-themed video:

Past Manchester Pride headliners include Mel C, Will Young, Clean Bandit, Pixie Lott, Fleur East and Katy B.

No Ariana Grande?

Social media speculated Ariana Grande might appear as the headline act, following the Manchester attack last year.

Grande then held a benefit concert for the people in the attack.

She said on Twitter at the time: ‘I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.

‘My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones,’ she said.

In the lead up to the announcement, Manchester Pride tweeted:

Manchester Pride also posted the full line up list to their Facebook page:

Gay Star News is a media parter with Manchester Pride.

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