The May 22 Manchester bombing hasn’t scared off Ariana Grande, who arrived in the U.K. on Friday morning to give a charity concert this coming Sunday.
The June 4 concert, which comes less than two weeks after a Muslim attacker killed 22 people in a brutal bombing at Manchester Arena, is set to benefit victims of the May 22 Ariana Grande concert.
Besides Ariana Grande, the concert known as “One Love Manchester” will feature the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, and other stars.
With beefed-up security measures for the star-studded event, Ariana Grande is holding the “Manchester One Love” concert to raise money for the families of the victims of the May 22 terror attack.
The charity concert will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, a venue with a capacity of 50,000 people located just minutes away from the Manchester Arena, where 22 people were killed over a week ago.
Ariana Grande was photographed at London Stansted Airport on Friday morning, with her parents and boyfriend Mac Miller by her side, according to TMZ.
Ariana Grande’s charity concert – which will kick off on Sunday at 7 p.m. U.K. time/2 p.m. ET – sold out in just six minutes on Thursday, with the Ticketmaster website struggling to cope with a massive influx of visitors trying to get their hands on the coveted tickets.
Despite the Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert just over a week ago, fans of the “Dangerous Woman” singer are looking forward to attending the Sunday concert, which will be one of the most guarded concerts in music history.
With Ticketmaster implying on its website that Manchester security guards would be thoroughly checking every single bag before allowing people to enter the Ariana Grande charity concert, with the number of terror attacks in the U.K. on the rise lately, people are nonetheless worried for their safety.
According to TMZ citing its sources at Ticketmaster, about 9,000 of all 14,200 free tickets for the upcoming “Manchester One Love” concert were set aside for people who attended the Manchester concert on the night of the terror attack.
There have also reportedly been more than 10,000 requests from fakers trying to get their hands on free tickets, but Ticketmaster has been fending off the frauds.
The tickets for Ariana Grande’s charity concert were worth £40 each, with profits set to benefit the families affected by the Manchester attack over a week ago.
Those in the U.K. who missed out on the coveted tickets will be able to watch a free live broadcast of the “Manchester One Love” concert on BBC One from 6:55 p.m. to 10 p.m. BBC Radio and Capital Radio networks are also set to broadcast the star-studded event.
U.S. audiences will be able to watch Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert live free on ABC’s Freeform cable channel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
ABC also announced it would broadcast a one-hour highlights show on ABC stations after the NBA Finals. Ariana Grande’s Manchester charity concert will air live on Freeform at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Australia will also be broadcasting the live event on its TV network Nine and cable service UKTV.
Ariana Grande announced the Manchester charity concert just days after postponing her “Dangerous Woman Tour.”
The line-up for the “One Love Manchester” concert includes Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, Niall Horan, Robbie Williams, and Black Eyed Peas.
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