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Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert to go on despite London terror attack

Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert to go on despite London terror attack

"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".

The Into You singer was seen rehearsing wearing jeans, black heeled boots and an oversized hoodie with "One Love Manchester" written across it in pink writing.

The star-studded event comes nearly two weeks after 22 people died during an attack at Grande's show in Manchester, England. We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making a statement that hatred and fear will never win.

The concert is expected to feature an all-star lineup, including Marcus Mumford, Miley Cyrus, and Coldplay. "I just think we need to try and be as normal as possible and just not have that panic about us, not have panic or anything", She tweeted after the London attacks on Saturday.

On May 22, a British man, identified as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi, set off a bomb outside after one of Grande's shows as concertgoers - many of whom were children and teenagers - were exiting Manchester Arena.




Greater Manchester Police Chief Superintendent Stuart Ellison said there will be a "significant number of officers" at the venue and had encouraged people to leave bags at home.

Jaden also shared pictures of the pop star at her bedside.

Grande has recently met with several victims of the earlier attack in Manchester hospitals over the past few days.

Twenty-two people were killed with over 100 people injured - the deadliest attack in the United Kingdom since the 2005 London bombings.

"Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy", Grande said in a statement. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before".


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