Today’s One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of last month’s terror attack will feature a star-studded lineup of performers to help Ariana Grande raise funds. The concert begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and will be broadcast on Freeform in the U.S.
On May 22, after Grande’s show at Manchester Arena finished, a bomb exploded just outside the venue. Twenty-two people were killed and 116 were injured. The bomber, identified as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi, was also killed by the “nail bomb.” Grande then postponed the rest of her European tour. She returned to Manchester on June 2 to meet her young fans at a hospital, where they continue to receive treatment for their injuries.
Despite another terrorist attack in London that killed seven people, Grande’s manager, Scotter Braun, said in a statement that the show will still go on as planned. Tickets for the show sold out within six minutes, although those who were at the original concert were given a chance to get free tickets to the benefit show, E! News notes.
All proceeds from the concert are going to the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,” which was established by the Manchester city Council and the British Red Cross. You can click here to donate.
Here is the full list of performers joining Grande:
Like Grande, Bieber is also managed by Scooter Braun. He is currently on his Purpose Stadium Tour and is starting the European leg on Monday. Bieber is still promoting 201’s Purpose, which features the hits “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry,” “Love Yourself” and “Company.” He’s featured on the new DJ Khaled single “I’m The One” with Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.
British rock group Coldplay released their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, in December 20155. The group is still touring to support the album. After the Manchester show, they head to Munich, Germany to perform on June 6. You can check out their full tour itinerary here.
Katy Perry’s new album, Witness, will be out on June 9. The record features the songs “Chained to the Rhythm,” “Bon Apetit” and “Swish Swish.” The tour for the album doesn’t start until September, but she does have two dates set for this summer. After performing in Manchester, she’ll be at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. on June 24. You can check out her full tour itinerary here.
Miley Cyrus is working on new music and her first album since 2015’s online release, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. She recently worked on “We A Famly” with the Flaming Lips. She just released the single “Malibu” and has a handful of other dates planned. She told Billboard that the album is a bit “singer-songwrity,” as Billboard described it.
Pharrell Williams, a singer, songwriter and producer, will perform during the show. As a solo artist, he’s best known for the hit single “Happy” and is a 10-time Grammy winner. He’s even an Oscar-nominated film producer, since he was a co-producer on 2016’s Hidden Figures.
British group Take That just released Wonderland, their eighth studio album. The group gained fame in the early 1990s with the hits “Could It Be Magic,” “Pray,” “Babe,” “Everything Changes,” “Love Ain’t Here Anymore” and many others. After the Manchester show, the group is performing a six-night stand at London’s 02 Arena.
Nial Horan gained fame as a member of One Direction after performing on The X Factor in 2010. Horan has released two solo singles, 2016’s “This Town” and 2017’s “Slow Hands.” Horan also co-wrote many of One Direction’s biggest hits, including “Story of My Life,” “Never Enough” and “Life While We’re Young.”
Little Mix is another British group that grew out of The X Factor. The girl group released their fourth album, Glory Days, last fall. After the Manchester show, they will continue a European tour. They head to Australia in late July before taking August off. Glory Days included the singles “Power,” “Touch” and “No More Sad Songs.”
Robbie Williams, a former member of Take That, will be performing as a solo artist. Williams is currently on his Heavy Entertainment Show Tour, which includes dates throughout Europe during the summer. He’s promoting the 2016 album The Heavy Entertainment Show, which was his first album since 2013’s Swings Both Ways.
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas haven’t released a new album since 2010’s The Beginning, but they are still performing in Manchester to show their support. The group’s members are will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie. Their hits include “Where Is the Love?,” “My Humps,” “Pump It,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “Boom Boom Pow.”
‘One Love Manchester’: What Time & Channel Is Ariana Grande’s Tribute Concert on?
Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester, a tribute concert to the victims of last month’s terror attack, is today. Find out how you can watch it on TV in the U.S.
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