Manchester Arena To Reopen Next Month

Local hero Noel Gallagher will headline a fundraising concert at the venue on September 9.

Manchester Arena To Reopen Next Month Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performs live on March 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Mauricio Santana/Getty

Manchester Arena will open its doors for the first time since a terror attack claimed the lives of 22 people in May next month. The venue, located in the north west of England, will host a charity concert on September 9. The show will be headlined by Noel Gallagher and will raise funds for a permanent memorial to the victims.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be joined by local artists The Courteeners and Blossoms, plus Rick Astley, and poet Tony Walsh. Further acts are expected to be announced for the reopening concert, which is titled We Are Manchester. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday August 17.

On Tuesday the We Love Manchester foundation, founded in the wake of the attack, announced that the families of the 22 people killed in the attack will each receive $324,000.

The fund was set up after the May 22 attack, and has since raised over $23 million. The money comes from donations from around the world. Ariana Grande helped raise over $3 million with her One Love Manchester benefit concert in June, where all proceeds went to the fund.

August 16, 2017
Manchester Arena To Reopen Next Month