Where is Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester gig? All You Need To Know Ahead of The Benefit Concert At Emirates Old Trafford
Her last appearance in Manchester resulted in tragedy.
But, less than two weeks after 22 fans were killed by yet another an Islamic terrorist, Ariana Grande is set for a defiant return to the northern city, this week.
The star will play at Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground on Sunday evening, 4 June, where she’ll dedicate her live set to those lost at the MEN Arena on 22 May.
A tweet she posted as this story went live details that proceeds from the show will “benefit the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack”.
Tickets can be obtained here. Those who attended the original, ill-fated show can register for access to the new concert through the same link.
Now called Emirates Old Trafford, the new venue is located in the borough of Streford: 3.8 miles from her original city-centre show. It was founded in 1864 but underwent major redevelopment between 2003-2016, which helped transform it into an open-air music amiptheatre.
Offering a maximum capacity of 65,000, it is only 15,000 short of the numbers which M.E.N. was able to seat, last week,meaning the overwhelming majority of fans will get the chance to see their idol.
Police confirmed Sunday’s show after Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, said the force had been working with the singer’s management team.
In an interview with BBC Radio Manchester, the senior officer said the pop star’s team were “very keen” to return to the city “sooner rather than later” for a proposed date this weekend but that it clashed with Manchester United player Michael Carrick’s charity testimonial at the nearby football stadium.
“A place for them to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves. To meet their friends they’ve made online. To express themselves. This will not change that.”
A plethora of acts have already played at the venue, which has seen big names grace the stage since 2002.
David Bowie, New Order and Green Day first delighted audiences there as part of the Move Festival, in July 2002, shortly followed by headline tours by Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Morrissey and R.E.M. in the months that followed.
The Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Take That and Kings of Leon have also played the space, plus Beyonce and Rihanna.
The Mirror have contacted a representative of Ariana Grande for comment, but are yet to receive a response.