Ariana Grande to host star-studded charity concert for Manchester victims

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester to perform in a charity show for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, which left 22 people dead and many more injured.

The One Love Manchester show will be held on Sunday, June 4 and an impressive line-up of singers have signed on to perform alongside her.

Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and Take That are just some of the stars who will be part of the event. Usher and One Direction's Niall Horan are also set to perform.

All net ticket proceeds will go towards helping the victims and their families through the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was established by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Fans who were at Ariana’s concert when the tragedy happened, will be given free tickets to the event.

 


"We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win," the 23-year-old pop star said in a statement which she posted on Twitter.

"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."

Seven of the 22 victims were young children who were leaving the venue at the time the explosion took place.

"There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better," Ariana said.

"However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us.

"We will continue to honour 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."


 

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