The “One Love Manchester” benefit concert takes place on Sunday. Gossip Cop has a live stream below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Ariana Grande announced the benefit concert days after a suicide bomber carried out a terrorist attack at the pop star’s May 22 concert. The tragedy left 22 people dead and more than 100 injured. Grande was unharmed physically, but quite obviously affected emotionally. And in a lengthy statement on May 26, she revealed she would return to Manchester to lead a special concert to bring people together and raise money for the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,” in conjunction with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council.
Grande and manager Scooter Braun partnered with major U.K. concert promoters to plan the event in a short of amount of time, and a number of other music superstars quickly signed on as performers. Among those slated to participate are Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Pharrell, Black Eyed Peas and Usher. They’ll be joined by two iconic British acts, Take That and Robbie Williams.
Sadly, another terrorist took place in London on Saturday night, killing seven people and injuring at least 50. Braun confirmed Sunday morning that the Manchester concert will still go on, but now with even “greater purpose.” He said in a statement, “After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured, and affected.”
“We plan to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear. Today’s ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose,” Braun continued, insisting, “We must not be afraid and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly.”
He went on, “I am pleased to say we have the full support of Greater Manchester Police and the government and are assured the safety of all those attending is the highest priority. All artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show. We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making the statement that hatred and fear will never win. Today we stand together.”
The live stream is slated to start at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Watch the feed below.