Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert

Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert

Singer Ariana Grande and a host of high-profile acts, including Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry, are set to perform a benefit concert on Sunday in Manchester, England, for the victims of a deadly terrorist attack that killed 22 and wounded more than 100.

Among those also set to join Grande for the show are Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That and Niall Horan, according to a list released by BBC News.

Grande confirmed the date of the concert – “One Love Manchester” – on Twitter on Tuesday. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the victims of the May 22 terrorist attack at Grande’s concert in Manchester and their families.

Singer Ariana Grande could return to Manchester, England, as early as this weekend to perform a benefit concert for the victims of a terrorist attack at her concert there last week that killed 22 and wounded more than 100.

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The attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, was also killed when he detonated an explosive device near the exit of the Manchester Arena, where Grande was performing. After the attack, Grande, who is American, vowed to hold a benefit concert in the city.


Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said on BBC Radio Manchester on Tuesday morning that Grande hoped to return to the city "sooner rather than later," saying that is "fairly confident" the event will happen on Sunday.

The event is set to take place at Lancashire County Cricket Club at Old Trafford, and falls on the same day that the Manchester United soccer team is set to play a testimonial game for player Michael Carrick nearby. 

“We’ve been working with Michael Carrick’s team and [Grande’s] team to try and make this happen, because clearly we can’t have 65,000 people in Old Trafford for Michael Carrick’s [game] and 50,000 in Lancashire Cricket Club, both at the same time,” Hopkins said.

“It would just have caused utter traffic chaos, let alone the security issues for us.”