3:05 PM PT -- Ariana has taken the stage in Manchester, and she's already a few songs deep into her set. So far, she's performed "No Tears Left to Cry," "Be Alright," "Side to Side" and other tracks. AG also took a moment to acknowledge what the gay community has meant to her throughout her life, and went on to shout out Manchester specifically.
The audience loved it.
Ariana Grande is coming back to Manchester to spread love more than 2 years since her benefit concert following the bombings there -- now doing a show for Pride.
The pop star will be in Manchester Sunday, where a live concert is being put on ... this following two days of other festivities, including a parade. Ariana is set to take the stage in Sunday's lineup, which includes other artists like Pixie Lott, Tulisa and Becky Hill. It's unclear what time exactly she'll come on -- she's the headliner for Sunday, so probably late.
This will be the first time AG has stepped foot in the city since June 2017, when she hosted the One Love benefit concert a couple weeks after a bomber detonated a homemade device that sent a bunch of nails flying in the rotunda area of Manchester Arena.
Ariana's concert at the time was winding down, but at least 22 people were killed nonetheless ... with several others being injured. It caused a massive panic inside.
The free benefit concert she put on afterward, which was organized with the help of her manager, Scooter Braun, drew tons of people and raised a lot of cash, upwards of $3 million.
Ariana was joined by other music acts like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and others -- which made for a really sweet moment in the city.
We'll be on the lookout for her performance. Stay tuned ...