Noel Gallagher To Headline Manchester Arena Re-Opening Charity Gig

Noel Gallagher To Headline Manchester Arena Re-Opening Charity Gig

The Manchester Arena in Britain, scene of a terrorist attack that left 22 dead, will finally reopen next month, just three-and-a-half months after the bombing.

"We Are Manchester Saturday, September 9, Manchester Arena will re-open with a special benefit concert to honour those affected by May's atrocities", the former Oasis songwriter tweeted on Wednesday (August 16th) announcing the gig.

Other acts include poet Tony Walsh aka Longfella, who captured Manchester's spirit with a reading of his poem This Is The Place at a vigil after the attack.

This image shows people running through Manchester Victoria station after an explosion at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. Grande emceed and headlined that event, and was joined by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher and many others. All profits raised will go to the Manchester Memorial Fund, a charitable trust overseen by the city's Lord Mayor which will go towards establishing a permanent memorial for the victims of the attack.

We Are Manchester is a benefit concert following on from One Love Manchester, picturedWhat is We Are Manchester?

Bereaved relatives have already been able to claim £70,000 from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up in the wake of the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22. The money was donated by the public.

Manchester-born rapper Bugzy Malone has also been confirmed on the bill for the benefit gig, and said in reaction: "I can't wait to perform at Manchester Arena, it's for a great cause and the line-up definitely highlights the talent Manchester has to offer". The charity fund is expected to reach between $20.6 million and $21.9 million.

The attack occurred May 24 outside the Manchester Arena when Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb.

The 57 people who spent more than a week in the hospital each received $77,150, while the 96 people whose hospital stint was less than a week have been given $4,500 each.