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Benefit concert for Manchester victims

A gig has been organised to raise money for those affected by the Manchester blast.

It was just a couple of weeks ago since 22 people died at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, when a suicide bomber killed those unfortunate people and injured scores of others.

The outpouring of emotion from the community and the support that has been given in solidarity to this traumatic event has been nothing short of outstanding.

And now, the One Love Manchester concert has been organised to further help people who were caught up in the bombing in one way or another.

Ariana Grande has understandably not played at any concert since the bombing, but she has agreed to take part in this event to help raise money.

It is an incredible gesture on her part, and one can only imagine how horrible the last couple of weeks have been for her, as well as the families of the victims of course.

It shows remarkable bravery on her part and you have to applaud her guts for coming back to Manchester and performing.

She is also offering free tickets for people who went to the original gig.

Some of pop’s biggest names have announced that they will perform, including Coldplay, Katy Perry, Take That, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell at the Old Trafford cricket ground.

It is amazing to think how quickly the event has been organised, but where there’s a will there’s a way, and clearly this has been able to happen at short notice.

ITV have also moved their schedule around so that the Britain’s Got Talent final doesn’t clash with the benefit concert, which is a good gesture.

It is very heart-warming to see so many different people coming together to organise an event that will hopefully provide some good for those who have been affected by this tragedy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40086336

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