Stellar cast for Manchester benefit
BRITISH pop star Robbie Williams and US group the Black Eyed Peas will join Ariana Grande at today’s sold-out charity concert in Manchester, proceeds of which will go to a fund set up to help the families of the victims of last week’s terror attack.
The One Love Manchester gig at the city’s Old Trafford cricket ground has already attracted a stellar lineup including Katy Perry, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Usher, Little Mix and One Direction’s Niall Horan.
The concert will honour the 22 people killed — many of them children — and the 116 wounded in the suicide bomb attack at the end of Grande’s show at the Manchester Arena on May 22.
Performances at the 50 000-capacity stadium will start at 8.15pm South African time and will be streamed online and broadcast by the BBC.
Tickets went on sale Thursday, selling out within six minutes. — AFP