Ari­ana brings su­per­stars of pop to Manch­ester for tribute spec­tac­u­lar

Daily Mail - - News - By Richard Mars­den

ARI­ANA Grande will re­turn to Manch­ester with a host of other stars this week­end for a con­cert in aid of the vic­tims of last week’s at­tack.

Among those join­ing the US singer at the Old Traf­ford cricket ground will be Take That – who were formed in Manch­ester – Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Other artists set to per­form at Sunday’s event are Phar­rell Wil­liams, Miley Cyrus, Usher and One Di­rec­tion singer Niall Ho­ran.

Tick­ets for the One Love Manch­ester con­cert, which will also be screened on the BBC, go on sale at 10am to­mor­row, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the We Love Manch­ester emer­gency fund.

Those who were at the arena dur­ing last week’s at­tack are be­ing of­fered free en­try if they reg­is­ter with Tick­et­mas­ter by 4pm to­day.

Police said fam­i­lies of the vic­tims had been con­sulted be­fore the con­cert was ar­ranged. Miss Grande, 23, said she wanted to ‘honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all af­fected by this tragedy’. She said: ‘My heart, prayers and con­do­lences are with the vic­tims of the Manch­ester At­tack and their loved ones ... I ex­tend my hand and heart and ev­ery­thing I pos­si­bly can give to you and yours.

‘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 ... Mu­sic is meant to heal us, to bring us to­gether, to make us happy. So that is what it will con­tinue to do.’

The show will take place at the Emi­rates Old Traf­ford cricket ground, which has a ca­pac­ity of 50,000. It was con­firmed af­ter Manch­ester United foot­baller Michael Carrick agreed to move a char­ity tes­ti­mo­nial match in his honour.

Madonna and rap­per Eminem may be late ad­di­tions to the lineup, sources told The Sun.

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