Here Are All The Artists Who Will Play At Ariana Grande’s Benefit Concert In Manchester
After canceling her two London shows in the wake of the Manchester bombing, pop musician Ariana Grande will return to England to perform a benefit concert for the victims and their families. Here are all the artists who will play at Ariana Grande's benefit concert, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Promoters of the event have revealed that Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus are confirmed to perform on Sunday. Also representing the United States will be Pharrell Williams, and Usher. British bands Coldplay and Take That, along with Niall Horan of One Direction, will also perform at the concert to benefit the Manchester Emergency Fund. Additional performers may also be announced, according to the BBC.
Grande is also offering free tickets to the Manchester benefit concert to anyone who attended her concert at the Manchester Arena the night of the attack last Monday. Tickets to Grande's benefit concert go on sale to the general public on Thursday. The 23-year-old singer tweeted that she was "broken" in the immediate aftermath of last Monday's deadly bombing that killed 22 people and injured another 115. Four days later, Grande offered a longer message to her fans, indicating she planned to return to Manchester for a benefit concert.
Titled the "One Love Manchester" concert, most of the musicians scheduled to perform on Sunday have tweeted their condolences and support in the wake of the Manchester bombing, many of them offering direct words of love to Grande herself. Perry tweeted she was "broken-hearted" for Grande while Horan sent his thoughts to "Ari and her team." Cyrus offered a long message of support for Grande on Instagram, in a caption to an undated candid photo of the two of them.
Per the Manchester benefit concert's ticket page, concert-goers are being discouraged from bringing bags to the event, for the "speed of entry." Additional security details for the event have not been released, though it's expected that there will be extra security measures at One Love Manchester in place for the safety of everyone. For those that can't attend in person, the Manchester benefit concert will also be broadcast on BBC One and BBC radio.
Grande has been deeply affected by the Manchester bombing, as she wrote in her first full statement to her fans on Friday. "We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy," Grande wrote. "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."