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Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 11:21 PM
MANCHESTER, England — Days before her star-studded benefit concert, pop singer Ariana Grande returned to Manchester, England, to visit with fans and victims of the bombing near Manchester Arena on May 22 that left 22 people dead and injured more than 100 others.
Grande captioned her post with a heart.
The One Love Manchester benefit was announced by Grande on May 26. Since then, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay and others have been confirmed as performers. Grande will headline the event at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground.
Billboard reported that millions are expected to watch the concert as it airs Sunday on BBC in England, ABC in the U.S. and across multiple digital platforms in 40 countries. There were 45,000 tickets sold to the event, which sold out in six minutes.
Another 14,200 tickets are on hold for fans who attended the Manchester Arena concert in May, but Ticketmaster said in a statement it is trying to sort through false applications for those tickets and “ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.”