Ariana Grande Confirms Benefit Concert For Manchester Attack Victims: Katy Perry, Justin Bieber & More To Join
Ariana Grande will return to Manchester, UK, this weekend to host a benefit concert following last week’s terror attack.
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay and Miley Cyrus are among other stars to join the 23-year old.
The ‘One Love Manchester’ Show will take place on Sunday, June 4, at Old Trafford cricket ground in the city.
All those affected by the awful suicide attack will be given free tickets to the tribute concert.
22 people sadly lost their lives last week, with many more left with serious injuries.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 30, 2017
The ‘Dangerous Love’ singer suspended her tour following the shocking incident.
But she spoke out about her need to pay her respects to those fans that had been affected.
In a recent statement, the former Disney star explained,
I don’t want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans.
I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour and raise money for the victims and their families.
Other pop icons joining the line up include Take That, Niall Horan, Usher and Pharrell.
Constable Ian Hopkins for Greater Manchester Police, told the BBC,
When the idea of the concert came up, my first reaction was, we need to speak to the families of the victims and see what they feel. It’s fair to say that the majority of them are very much in favour, there are some that clearly aren’t and that is absolutely understandable.
In the hours following the heartbreaking attack, Grande took to Twitter to express her sadness, saying,
Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. I don’t have words.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
It’s thought that 17 children still remain in critical care following the attack on May 22.