Ariana Grande ‘will bank £250,000’ for playing Manchester Pride gig

Ariana Grande ‘will bank £250,000’ for playing Manchester Pride gig

THEY’RE both pint-sized pop princesses with a number of smash hits under their belts, but when it comes to their gig fees – ARIANA GRANDE and KYLIE

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THEY’RE both pint-sized pop princesses with a number of smash hits under their belts, but when it comes to their gig fees – ARIANA GRANDE and KYLIE MINOGUE are poles apart.

I can reveal Ariana has been offered £100,000 more than Aussie singer Kylie was to headline Manchester Pride in August.

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Ariana Grande ‘is expected to bank £250,000’ for playing Manchester Pride[/caption]

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A music insider said: “Ariana is expected to bank £250,000 for her appearance at Manchester Pride.

Kylie on the other hand was only offered around £150,000 when she was given the chance to perform last year.

“Obviously they’re both massive stars but Ariana is like gold dust at the moment, so the organisers offered her top whack to take part.”

Earlier this week Ariana lashed out at short-sighted trolls who accused her of setting high ticket prices.

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It’s £100,000 more than they offered Kylie Minogue in 2018[/caption]

She told her fans: “I have nothing to do with ticket pricing – Manchester Pride sets those rates, and they’re mostly out of my control. ‘The LGBTQ community has been so special to me and supportive throughout my entire career.

“The relationships I have with my LGBTQ fans, friends, and family make me so, so happy.

I want to celebrate and support this community, regardless of my identity or how people label me. ‘And also I wanna visit a city that means so much to me.”

Kylie ended up pulling out of last year’s event because of security concerns but will be headlining Brighton Pride on August 3.

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This week Ariana hit back at trolls who wrongly claimed it was her fault the ticket prices had increased[/caption]

I confirmed Ariana would be returning to Manchester for the three-day celebration back in December and earlier this week she told her fans she was delighted about taking part.

She tweeted: “Manchester babes, I’m so thrilled to be headlining pride. My heart. I can’t wait to see u and I love u so so much.”

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Ariana told her fans she just wanted to ‘visit a city that means so much to me’[/caption]


Manchester holds a special place in Ariana’s heart after her fans were caught up in a terror attack at the city’s main arena when she played there on 22 May.

Ariana also promised she would return to Manchester again following her Pride performance as part of her upcoming Sweetener world tour. She said she was holding back from giving her fans a date because she was organising something “a little more special.”

Knowing Ariana, it’ll be something totally spectacular.

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