Ariana Grande has today announced via social media that this Sunday (June 4), she'll be returning to the UK city of Manchester, where, on Monday May 22, her arena concert became the site of a suicide bombing, killing 22 and injuring over 50 people. She'll be playing a benefit concert where all proceeds will go to the victims of the attack and their families:
According to the BBC, joining Grande will be Justin Bieber, Usher, Pharrell, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan and Take That. The event will take place at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground, with those who were at the Manchester Arena concert being offered free entry. Others can purchase tickets here at 10am GMT (3pm EST) this Thursday (June 1).
Last week, Grande shared a long post where she discussed the attack, and stated "I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans the same way they continue to uplift me […] I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families."
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(Image via Ariana Grande on Twitter)