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The Total Raised By The One Love Manchester Concert Revealed

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The country was shook by the bombings at The Manchester Arena on May 22nd, prompting a huge ‘One Love Manchester’ event.

£18 million has been raised to help the victims of the Manchester terror attack which caused 23 fatalities during an explosion following an Ariana Grande concert.

The 24-year-old popstar helped to organise the fundraising gig at Emirates Old Trafford on June 4th which featured the likes of Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher, Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

In a statement, Councillor Sue Murphy said: “The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.

“Thanks to this we have raised more than £18 million and we were conscious that we had to get some of swiftly this to those with immediate needs.

“We have therefore given around a third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5 million to those who were hospitalised after the attack.”

Councillor Murphy revealed that “over half” of the funds raised by the gig have already been allocated, with each family estimated to have received £250,000.

But of how the remaining money will be awarded, Councillor Murphy explained: “This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack.

“We will issue an update as soon as we know more.”

Parklife announce The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer + more!

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Parklife Festival are proud to announce names for their 2016 edition set to take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June at Manchester’s iconic Heaton Park. Celebrating their seventh anniversary with a line-up that showcases the very best in dance, indie, pop and hip-hop, confirmed headliners set to perform across the weekend include The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Ice Cube, Jamie XX, Jess Glynne and Bastille.

UK dance pioneers The Chemical Brothers will take the helm at Saturday’s main stage, whilst founding member of groundbreaking American rap group NWA – Ice Cube – is scheduled following the announcement that he is to release new album ‘Everything’s Corrupt’ in May. Sunday sees Major Lazer confirmed as headliners along with grime kingpin Skepta, plus an extra-special performance from hip-hop stalwart Busta Rhymes and appearances from UK talents Jess Glynne and Katy B.

Heading up the festival’s array of live music is Brit Award winning four-piece Bastille as well as a range of hotly tipped artists including Wolf Alice, BBC Sound of 2016 winner Jack Garratt, plus Kelela, Mura Masa and SG Lewis. Years & Years will also feature alongside the iconic sounds of Soul II Soul, with legendary disco outfit the Earth, Wind & Fire experience ft Al MckAy set to deliver a masterclass in jazz, funk and R & B.

With drum n bass innovators Chase & Status and Andy C hosting their own stage takeovers on Saturday and Sunday respectively, comeback King Craig David will deliver an unrivalled garage soundtrack with the help of ‘People Just Do Nothing’ crew Kurupt FM and bass mainstays Sub Focus. A whole host of DJ talent will round off the festival’s diverse music selection led by Groove Armada, MK, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones, Four Tet, Jamie XX and the uplifting groove of Armand Van Helden.

With an incredible 10,000 early bird tickets already selling out in the short space of two hours and weekend tickets priced at just £89.50, Parklife festival is the UK’s fastest growing festival and will cater to over 140,000 music fans across the two days. Set to return to Heaton Park for their fourth consecutive year – and with a host of after parties in tow which are yet to be announced – Parklife 2016 looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

General tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday 11th February. www.parklife.uk.com

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