It's been a little over two years since the Manchester Arena bombing, and last night saw Ariana Grande return to the city to play for only the second time since that night.
Grande's last appearance in the city was at the 'One Love' benefit gig which took place shortly after the attack, in which 22 people died.
She headlined Manchester Pride last night (at a gig that also included sets by Cheryl, Pixie Lott, Banarama and more), and while most attendees enjoyed her set, others slammed organisers for not being clear about certain elements.
Many ticket-holders were turned away when they tried to enter after 7pm, claiming that they had not been informed of the 'last entry' time.
Others complained that her 'headline' set was only 35 minutes long.
See the mixed reaction below:
on our way to manchester pride. 🖤🖤🖤 love u so much. can’t wait to give u all our love. you’re my heart in every way. see u soon. 🌫
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 25, 2019
@ManchesterPride no mention of last entry being 7pm on tickets despite what staff at gates say. No one who knows anything is available to speak to. This is an absolute joke and I expect a full refund
— callum (@deepinmyknee) August 25, 2019
just learned ariana grande's set is only 35 mins tonight, is it even worth going pic.twitter.com/kahnFk3iYE
— Alex (@alexevans_14) August 25, 2019
Fantastic view of Ariana Grande at Manchester Pride...! And this in the VIP bit where people have paid £200+ for the privilege. pic.twitter.com/cvjfcjusW9
— Josh Halliday (@JoshHalliday) August 25, 2019
— John Bird 🧜🏻♂️ (@JohnBirdMedia) August 25, 2019