Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and others to join Ariana Grande at Manchester concert.
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.”
Ariana Grande will perform at the show on Sunday night.