Ariana Grande benefit concert will go on, despite London attack
NEW YORK — Ariana Grande is scheduled to take the stage again Sunday in Manchester, England, for a star-studded benefit concert to help victims of a suicide bombing that struck her last concert and killed 22 people.
Grande will be joined by Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and many other top acts at the concert at the Old Trafford cricket ground.
The “One Love Manchester” concert will take place less than two weeks after the attack at Grande’s concert, and a day after attackers killed seven people in the heart of London.
Other performers Sunday include Pharrell Williams, Take That and Marcus Mumford.
Proceeds from the show, which will broadcast live across the globe, will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross.
American fans will be able to watch the full concert on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET (streamed @TwitterLive or @ArianaGrande), on Grande’s Facebook page and on YouTube. MTV will also livestream the benefit concert starting at 1:55 p.m ET.