Music stars to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert

Niall Horan, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry will be among the stars at the concert this Sunday

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16:30 30 May 2017 Stephen McNeice 16:30 Tuesday 30 May 2017

Ariana Grande will be joined by several other high-profile music stars for a benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester attack this coming Sunday.

The attack - which left 22 people dead and dozens others injured - happened last Monday after Ms Grande had performed at the Manchester Arena.

On Sunday, she will be joined by performers including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Take That, Miley Cyrus and more at Emirates Old Trafford cricket grounds in Manchester.

Promoters say net ticket proceeds of the 'One Live Manchester' show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by Manchester City Council in the wake of the attack.

All fans who were at last week's concert will be offered free tickets, while the show will be broadcast on BBC and online.

In an open letter last week, Ms Grande expressed her intention to return to Manchester as soon as possible.

She wrote: “My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.

“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, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before," she added.

Tickets for the concert will be available from Thursday morning on Ticketmaster UK.

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