Ariana Grande Will Return To Manchester For A Star-Studded Benefit Concert
The "One Love Manchester" show will benefit victims of the recent suicide bombing.
One week after the horrific suicide bombing in Manchester following an Ariana Grande concert, Grande announced a benefit concert for the city that will feature some of the biggest names in music.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 30, 2017
On Sunday, June 4, at the Emirates Old Trafford Center Cricket Ground, Ariana will headline the One Love Manchester show to raise money for the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" set up by city council and the British Red Cross, according to the BBC.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 30, 2017
However, this time, the show won't just star Ariana Grande. The "Side to Side" singer leaned on some of her closest (and most famous) friends in the industry, with a lineup that includes Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Niall Horan, and Take That, with more to be announced.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale Thursday, June 1, with prices yet to be announced. Fans who were at her Manchester Arena show during the attack, however, will be able to register for free tickets.
"I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans, the same way they continue to uplift me," Ariana wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, May 26 when news of the concert was first announced.
"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before. I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families. I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester."