Ariana Grande’s concert to honour Manchester, England will take place this Sunday and will feature some huge names in its lineup.
This benefit comes after a terrorist bombing took the lives of 22 people and injured more than 100 at Grande’s concert last week in Manchester.
The event will be held at the Old Trafford cricket grounds and will feature Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, along with Grande as the headliner.
Niall Horan sat down with Sirius XM Hits 1 and revealed his excitement to join this charity event.
“I’m good friends with Ariana and she called me up and asked if I would be involved and obviously it was a no brainer,” he said.
“It was a terrible thing [that] happened… But Ariana can pull some of her friends together and get on stage and raise some needed money for the victims of a terrible attack,” he continued. “I guess that’s the least we can do as artists, get up there and sing a few songs and try to put some smiles on some faces.”
Grande announced she will return “to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” while promising to share more details as they unfold.
Tickets were being sold for £40 (C$69.50). The event officially sold out in six minutes after they went on sale Thursday. Organizers anticipate ~£2M raised for the victims’ families.
In more exciting news, the lineup for the concert continues to grow. On Thursday it was announced that Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas have also been added to the benefit concert. They will be performing alongside previously mentioned acts like Perry, Bieber, and more.
Furthermore, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons was added to the list of performers on Saturday night.