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Ariana Grande announces star-studded benefit concert in Manchester

Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on May 30, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 12:48 pm CDT

Nearly two weeks after a bomb explosion at an Ariana Grande concert left 22 dead, Grande is returning to Manchester for a concert to honor and benefit the victims and their families.

Grande first announced plans to hold a benefit concert last week, promising more details once everything was set in stone. And now she has, with the reveal of “One Love Manchester,” which will take place on June 4.

Grande will perform at Emirates Old Trafford, which seats 50,000 people, along with an all-star lineup of musicians including Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan, and Take That.

Tickets will go on sale 10am Thursday with proceeds going to the British Red Cross Society’s We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which will benefit the victims of the Manchester bombing and their families. According to the Ticketmaster site for “One Love Manchester,” the benefit is expected to raise at least £2 million (about $2,568,800) for victims and their families.

Anyone who attended Grande’s Manchester concert on May 22 can register for free tickets (which asks for details on the tickets you previously purchased) by May 31 at 4pm BT (11am ET). For those who aren’t able to attend, the concert will be broadcast live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, and Capital Radio Networks; a streaming venue has yet to be announced.

Grande touched on music bringing everyone together in the letter she wrote for fans last week.

“Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy,” Grande wrote. “So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue in honor the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”

H/T Billboard

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*First Published: May 30, 2017, 1:45 pm CDT