Ariana Grande Joined By Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus & A Host Of Musical Stars For "One Love Manchester" Benefit Concert
Wed, 31 May 2017 09:45:29
In the week since the terror attack which happened at Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena tributes and support from around the world have poured in. The resilience of the singer, her fans, the city of Manchester and the United Kingdom, has been demonstrated by stories and insights shared across social media.
In the days after the attack Grande suspended the remaining European dates on her Dangerous Woman tour — two nights of which were to be held at London's O2 Arena. The singer had promised to return to Manchester, saying: "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."
Grande has taken to Twitter today to announce the concert and to share more details of the event that will take place on June 4th at the Emirates Old Trafford — home of Manchester United.
The concert, called "One Love Manchester" will feature appearances and performances from a host of stellar artists including Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, and Manchester's own original boyband — Take That.
All proceeds from the show will go towards the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund," in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council.
Tickets for the event go on sale June 1 via Ticketmaster.
In an open letter on Twitter, Grande called the attack "heinous" and praised her fans for their "kindness, love, strength and oneness."
"Music is something that everyone on Earth can share," she wrote in the letter she tweeted on Friday. "Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff