Stars to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert

Stars to join Ariana Grande for Manchester benefit concert
Some of the world's best-known singers and bands will perform at a memorial show in Manchester for the 22 people killed at a Ariana Grande concert last week.
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31 May, 2017
Ariana Grande will perform this weekend in Manchester [Getty]
Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are among the stars who will join Ariana Grande as she returns to Manchester for a benefit gig in aid of the victims and families of last week's terror attack.

Grande said she wanted to pay tribute to those who lost their lives and injured after they were targeted by a suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena on 22 May.

Twenty two people lost their lives - a third of them children - while many more were injured or traumatised by the attack which took place as concertgoers were leaving the pop star's show.

"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," the 23-year-old pop singer said.

The charity concert will be held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester with a 50,000 crowd expected this Sunday.

Other stars such as Katy Perry, Take That, Pharrell Williams and Usher have also agreed to perform.

Manchester born singer Liam Gallagher also performed a charity concert for survivors this week, with proceeds going to the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund".

"We need to enjoy life... We'll be trying to lift people. Otherwise the poor kids who died at the gig have died in vain," the former Oasis frontman told the Manchester Evening News.

Money raised for the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" will go to the families of those who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena concert and those injured.