Ariana Grande Enlists Usher, Pharrell & More For Manchester Benefit Concert
Ariana Grande has taken the initiative to give back to her Manchester fans once again by holding a special benefit concert just weeks after a terror attack took place at her May 22 concert.
The singer confirmed the event on Twitter Tuesday (May 30) with the British Red Cross. The event titled, “One Love Manchester” will feature Grande’s peers like Justin Bieber, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan and Katy Perry.
The June 4 show will be live streamed with benefits going directly to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.”
Fader points out the fund was created by Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins told BuzzFeed talks about the concert worried some, but were encouraged by the parents of the victims. The bombing left 22 people dead, with victims as young as 8 and 16-years-old. “When the idea of the concert came up, the first reaction was we need to speak to the families of the victims and see what they feel,” Hopkins said. “It is fair to say that the majority of them are very much in favour, [although] there are some that clearly aren’t and that is absolutely understandable.”
Fans who attended the May 22 concert will be able go to the concert for free. Others will be available to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster on Thursday, June 1.