Grande is scheduled to perform a benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday.

American singer Ariana Grande made a surprise visit with fans injured in last month's terror attack at her concert in Manchester.

It will air from 6.55pm BST to 10pm BST on Sunday June 4.

Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to aid the families of the victims.

Less than two weeks have passed since a suicide bomber blew himself up at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22, injuring 116 and devastating a nation all too familiar with the threat of terrorism.

Lauren Thorpe, the mother of 8-year-old Lily Harrison, tweeted a picture of the pair hugging, writing: "Tonight's visit from @ArianaGrande was awesome".

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He said: "I thought at first it was fireworks then I recognised it was significant gunfire and that was the first instance". They reportedly attacked pedestrians on the street, and stormed into a nearby restaurant, attacking patrons and staff.

Mr Adam Harrison told the BBC his daughter Lily "felt like a rock star" after meeting her idol late on Friday and was "chomping at the bit" to attend the concert.

MTV also plans to live stream the concert, and Freeform will televise it. "She just kept hugging us". She quickly headed for a hospital in the northern English city where numerous injured are being treated.

Ariana Grande visitou Hoje fãs que ainda estão no hospital por causa do atentado de Manchester!

The Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Take That are among the other acts on the bill. "Lily's face lit up and Ariana was fantastic with her".

Mum Karen Mills said the visit was "unbelievable" and provided 30 minutes of "pure happiness" for her daughter and the youngsters who were caught up in the May 22 attack.

Eleven people remain in police custody following the attack and police took a 24-year-old into custody on Friday night in Manchester's inner city. The Guardian reported on Saturday that bosses at ticketing agency Ticketmaster reserved tickets for the 14,200 people who attended the 22 May (17) show but that more than 25,000 people applied for them, claiming to have been in attendance.


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