MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM—Ariana Grande disclosed that on Sunday, June 4, she will return to Manchester to hold a benefit concert for victims of the terrorist attack that occurred after her show in the region on May 22.
In addition to Grande, additional performers include Coldplay, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Take That, Pharrell Williams, and Niall Horan. The show will take place at the Old Trafford cricket ground.
Proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” charity show will be issued to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” organized by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross.
“We will not quit or operate in fear,” Grande asserted in an open letter on Twitter. “We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win. 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. 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.”
Grande has postponed her “Dangerous Woman” tour dates through June 5 and has not announced when she will return. AEG will offer refunds to those who currently hold tickets.