Grande, Bieber to Lead All-Star Show for Manchester Victims
BY :JILL SERJEANT
MAY 30, 2017
New York. US pop star Ariana Grande will host a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday for the victims of the suicide bombing at her May 22 concert there, her record company announced on Tuesday.
Pop stars Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and British bands Take That and Coldplay will also perform at the June 4 concert, organizers said in a statement.
American singers Pharrell Williams, Usher and One Direction singer Niall Horan will also perform.
Last week's suicide bombing, which killed 22 people, took place moment after Grande finished a concert in Manchester. All proceeds from the concert will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.
Grande, 23, is offering free tickets to the charity concert to all of those who were at her Manchester show on May 22.
The suicide bombing injured more than 100, many of them members of Grande's large, young female fan base. Grande was unharmed but she later canceled several concerts scheduled in London and Europe through June 5.
Sunday's show will take place at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground and will be broadcast live by BBC television and radio, Tuesday's statement said.
"We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win," she added.
Tickets for Sunday's concert will go on sale on Thursday.