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Ariana Grande Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert: Usher, Pharrell Willams, Justin Bieber to perform

Following last week’s horrific terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, Ariana Grande has announced details of a huge benefit concert set to take place in Manchester this weekend. Grande, 23, suspended her Dangerous Woman tour, including canceling two shows at London's O2 Arena, following the attack.

But the US singer had promised to return to Manchester, saying: "I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans".

"I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour and raise money for the victims and their families."

Serving as a tribute and concerted effort to raise money for the victims and families affected by the tragic attack, the concert will see performances from Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Katy Perry, Take That, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, and others.

Fans who attended Grande’s Manchester Arena show will be offered free tickets to this tribute gig. General sale tickets go on sale from Thursday (June 1) at 10am. The venue has a 50,000 capacity and the gig will be broadcast live on BBC TV from 6.55pm and radio. Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

UPDATE (1/06/2017 12:16PM): Tickets for Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert sold out in less than six minutes after going on sale earlier today, according to The Huffington PostTicketmaster - who have already waived their usual booking fee for the event - revealed that tickets for the show won’t be eligible for resale sites Get Me In and Seatwave.

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