Manchester Bombing: Ariana Grande Sets For Tribute Concert With Free Tickets
Following Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena abruptly ended by suicide bombing that killed 22 people, she is set to perform at a benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday, June 4.
Grande would be joined at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground by Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and Katy Perry.
Also billed to perform at the concert tagged ‘One Love Manchester’ are Usher, One Direction‘s Niall Horan, music producer, Pharrell and English pop group, Take That among others.
Grande is also offering free tickets to fans who were at the ill-fated May 22 concert which also saw more than 60 people injured.
Proceeds from the concert which is expected to raise £2m will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund set up by Manchester City Council and British Red Cross.
In an emotional statement posted on social media last week, Grande had promised to return to the city.
‘My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones.
‘There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.
‘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. We will not quit or operate in fear.
‘We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win … 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.
‘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 every day and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.’