One Love Manchester show to raise money for Manchester bomb victims

Floral tributes to the Manchester Arena bob victims in St Ann's Square
Floral tributes to the Manchester Arena bomb victims in St Ann's Square

Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry are among the stars who will join Ariana Grande at a benefit concert following the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

The One Love Manchester show at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday will raise money for the victims and families of those affected by the blast last week that left 22 dead and more than 100 injured.

Grande is returning to the city almost two weeks after the attack after her concert on May 22.

Take That, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also play at the gig to be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio.

Others performing include One Direction’s Niall Horan and Usher, with more to be announced.

Tickets for the tribute concert go on sale on Thursday, with prices yet to be announced. Those attending are asked not to bring bags.

Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund, which has been set up by Manchester City Council, in conjunction with the British Red Cross. Organisers expect at least £2m to be raised from the event.

Grande tweeted details of the concert, as well as her own thoughts on the bombing: “My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering and all survivors of that night, along with the families and friends whose grief knows no bounds.

“I stand with you all in the face of evil and we stand together to never let it rule our lives! Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester.”

On Monday night, crowds gathered in St Ann’s Square for a candlelit vigil exactly a week after the bomb exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena.

Tributes to bomb victim Martyn Hett

Friends and family of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett joined together for a vigil in Stockport.

The 29-year-old PR manager was killed days before leaving for a two-month trip to the US.

On Sunday evening, huge crowds gathered at Heaton Moor Park in to remember the social media star.

Martyn’s family paid their tribute ahead of the event: “Words cannot describe the generosity and kindness our families have received over the last few days.

“We are overwhelmed with the amount of lives he has touched and the kind words that are being said about him.

“Martyn was the icon of all our lives. His infectious laugh and his niche sense of humour will stay with us forever.

“He lived for every moment of every day and fitted an entire lifetime of memories into his 29 years.

“Whilst they have taken the life out of Martyn, no one can, and ever will, take Martyn out of our lives.”

A tribute to Martyn Hett in St Ann's Square
A tribute to Martyn Hett in St Ann’s Square


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