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Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Take That, Miley Cyrus & Pharrell Williams also helping to raise money.

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester, UK this weekend for a benefit concert in aid of the victims and the families affected by last week’s tragic attack.

The US star confirmed the news overnight, revealing details of a full One Love Manchester benefit at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 4 June.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit victims and the families affected by the Manchester attack on 22 May 2017.

Ariana will be joined by a string of big names to help raise money, including Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams.

Net ticket proceeds will go to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” set up by the local council and the British Red Cross, to help the grieving families and victims.

“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win,” the singer said in a statement.

“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.”

Fans who attended Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert on Monday 22 May will also be given free tickets for this Sunday’s show.

Full details of the event – including information on how to donate direct to the Red Cross – can be found at Ticketmaster.co.uk/arianagrandemanchester.

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