Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at Manchester tribute concert

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Nicola Rachel Colyer

Ariana Grande has confirmed that she will return to Manchester at the end of this week for a memorial concert in honour of the victims of the Manchester terror attack, reports the BBC

Set to take place on Sunday 4 June at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, less than two weeks after the atrocity, the event will see stars including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Take That, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Pharrell Williams and One Direction’s Niall Horan perform at the 50,000 capacity venue.

Tickets are being offered for free to those who were at Grande’s concert on the night of the attack and the show will be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio.

Any proceeds from the event will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

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Mourners pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack

The attack left 22 people dead – and a further 119 people injured - when a suicide bomber detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena as concert-goers were leaving after Grande’s performance. The youngest victim was just eight years old.

Grande was “broken" over the events and suspended her tour but promised to return to Manchester “to spend time with [her] fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families”.

In an open letter published last Friday, Grande said “music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us.”

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 1 June at 10am via Ticketmaster.

Fans who were at Ariana Grande's show on Monday 22 May can register to attend the concert for free here. Registration is open now and must be completed by 4pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Images: Rex


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Nicola Rachel Colyer

Nicola Colyer is a freelance writer and ex-corporate girl. A francophile and relapsing sugar-free graduate, she'll often be found seeking out the best places for brunch or struggling to choose between a green juice and a G&T.

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