Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and oth­ers to join Ari­ana Grande at Manch­ester con­cert.

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - NEWS -

A week af­ter a bomb­ing at her Manch­ester Arena con­cert killed 22 peo­ple, singer Ari­ana Grande said she and other top stars — in­clud­ing Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay and Miley Cyrus — will per­form at a ben­e­fit con­cert in the city on Sunday night.

The singer an­nounced Tues­day that the “One Love Manch­ester” show will be held at the city’s Old Traf­ford cricket ground.

“We will not quit or op­er­ate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win,” Grande said in a state­ment. “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.”

Mean­while, Greater Manch­ester Police briefly asked the pub­lic to stay out of a neigh­bour­hood in the nearby town of Wi­gan on Tues­day as a bomb dis­posal unit searched for ex­plo­sives — part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the at­tack that hit Grande’s con­cert.

Of­fi­cials try­ing to un­mask the net­work be­hind Sal­man Abedi searched a prop­erty in Wi­gan, 20 miles north­west of Manch­ester, and placed a se­cu­rity cor­don around the neigh­bour­hood for sev­eral hours.

But Lon­don’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police said Tues­day that mil­i­tary sup­port for the coun­tert­er­ror­ism op­er­a­tions is grad­u­ally be­ing reduced now that the of­fi­cial threat level has been low­ered from “crit­i­cal” to “se­vere.”

THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ari­ana Grande will per­form at the show on Sunday night.

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