Ariana Grande returns to Manchester and she’s not alone
Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for a Benefit Concert to raise money for the Manchester attack victims.
Grande will be performing the show on Sunday 4 June at Old Trafford Emirates cricket ground in Manchester.
The US singer announced on Twitter that she is returning to “the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans”.
She said: “I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend some time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families”.
The pop and R&B singer also tweeted her support for a Justgiving page which has already raised over £1.7million.
Grande will headline the show, in which many other big music stars will join her on stage. Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That and Niall Horan are all performing at the concert too.
It is thought that the concert will not be held at the Manchester Arena, where a suicide bomber detonated a device following Grande’s show on 22 May.
The blast left 22 dead and many more injured, among them small children.
Pain and determination
Grande’s fans also recently helped propel her single and album back up the UK charts.
One Last Time has recently become an anthem among her fans, with thousands sharing footage online of her performing the moving track on stage.
Grande’s single raced back up to No11 on the UK Singles Charts, while her album Dangerous Woman jumped 32 places back up to No30.
In her latest tweet Grande added: “I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non-stop […] The way you have handled all of this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you’ll ever know”.
Grande also expressed her pain and determination to help in any way.
She wrote: “My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.
“However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out”.