Pop star Ariana Grande is officially heading back to England for a benefit concert in light of this month’s deadly concert attack. The crooner has snagged a handful of high-profile acts for her event.
According to reports, the show will take place next Sunday (June 3) with fellow singers like Justin Bieber set to perform.
Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry are among the stars who will join Ariana Grande at a benefit concert following the Manchester attack. The One Love Manchester show will raise money for those affected by the blast which left 22 dead.
Take That, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also play at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground gig on Sunday. Grande is offering free tickets to fans who were at her Manchester Arena show on 22 May. (BBC)
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 30, 2017
A few days ago, speculation developed about a benefit concert going down.
Sources familiar with the plans tell us Ariana and her manager, Scooter Braun, are reaching out to some of the biggest names in music and are in the process of booking them. We’re told Ariana has invited performers who are friends of hers to participate. It will be held in one of the 4 big arenas in town, but not the Manchester Arena, where the terrorist bomb exploded, killing 22 and injuring 59. (TMZ)
Last week, rap star Eminem went to Twitter and encouraged people to support Manchester relief efforts.
This past Friday, Ariana released an emotional message about the bombing happening after her Manchester show.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017