Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber & Katy Perry To Perform At Manchester Benefit Concert [Ticket Info]
Ariana Grande will be returning to Manchester on Sunday less than two weeks after the deadly bombing at Manchester Arena.
The pop star will be joined by special guests Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, and Usher for a benefit concert to raise money for the victims and families affected by the attack. The charity concert, titled “One Love Manchester”, will be held at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket grounds on Sunday, June 4th and all proceeds will go to the emergency fund set up by the city and the British Red Cross. Fans that attended her concert in Manchester on May 22 are eligible to receive free admission to the benefit by registering online.
Fans unable to attend the concert are in luck as BBC will be broadcasting “One Love Manchester” on TV, starting at 6pm on BBC One. The show will also be available to listen to on both BBC radio and the Capital Radio network.
Ariana Grande posted an open letter to social media Friday after twenty two people were killed and dozens more injured at her concert in Manchester last week. The pop star announced her return to Manchester and paid tribute to the victims of the attack, calling for unity to ensure that hate does not win.
Ariana Grande’s call for unity comes on the heels of a brilliant display by the people of Manchester on Thursday evening. A crowd of roughly 400 people gathered in the city to honor the victims of the Manchester bombing. After a nation-wide minute of silence, Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow began singing Oasis’ 1996 hit “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” with the whole crowd joining in soon after. The powerful and goosebumps-inducing moment was captured on film and can be seen here.
Ariana Grande and her fellow performers on Sunday plan to show the world that hate and fear will not win. “One Love Manchester” will start at 7:15pm and end at 10:15pm. Tickets for the concert will go on general sale Thursday, June 1st at 10am.