Ariana Grande Announces Star-Clogged Manchester Benefit

Show to be held Sunday with Bieber, Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, and more
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2017 10:47 AM CDT
Ariana Grande Announces Star-Clogged Manchester Benefit
In this 2016 file photo, Ariana Grande arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ariana Grande is not only returning to Manchester for a charity concert in the wake of the deadly bombing that followed her last show in the city, she's bringing basically every pop star one could think of. Grande isn't waiting around, either, and announced Tuesday that the show will take place on Sunday, reports the BBC. On the lineup: Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, and Niall Horan of One Direction. The show will be held in a different venue with 50,000 capacity, and it will air live on BBC. The We Love Manchester fund, which BuzzFeed notes has already raised $7.7 million, will benefit. Of the victims' families, Manchester's police chief says, "It's fair to say that the majority of them are very much in favor, there are some that clearly aren't and that is absolutely understandable." (Read Grande's emotional note to fans.)

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