The gig will feature some of the biggest music stars including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Niall Horan and Take That.

Grande, who cancelled her London shows, following the attack in Manchester, said on her social media account: “My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any.”

“Music is meant to heal us, bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue to honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”

All proceeds from the concert will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by Manchester City Council in association with the British Red Cross, to help families and victims of the attack.

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The concert will go out live on Sunday evening with BBC1 – and across national radio – showing uninterrupted coverage between 6.55-10.00pm.