It has been just over one week since 22 people were brutally murdered by a bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and a further 59 people seriously injured, but the 23-year-old has now confirmed she will be returning to the city this weekend to perform at a benefit concert in aid of the victims and their families.
The US superstar confirmed last week that she would be returning to Manchester for a benefit gig via an emotional statement where she also paid tribute to the victims of the attack;
“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.”
And now the full line-up, venue, and date have all been officially confirmed by Ariana Grande’s publicist. The benefit concert will take place on Sunday, June 4th at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, with a host of big name artists on the bill including the likes of Miley Cyrus, Take That, and Katy Perry performing.
The full line-up for what is sure to be an emotional event is as follows:
Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Usher, Take That, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Niall Horan.
The charity concert will also air on BBC TV and Radio channels. Tickets go on on sale Thursday morning at 10 am with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester emergency fund. Free tickets are available for those who attended the concert last week in Manchester with registration now open.
The show will start at 7.15pm and is due to finish at 10.15pm. Concertgoers are asked not to bring any bags.
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