Katy Perry, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Shawn Mendes and The Chainsmokers are not bowing to the terrorists, because they’re fully committed to performing in England this weekend … with an asterisk.
They’re all performing at the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Saturday and Sunday, and all have pledged to take the stage as planned.
50,000 people are expected to attend, and the fan base is young, similar to Ariana Grande‘s concert. The venue will ramp up security in a huge way.
Some artists have canceled over the next few days out of respect, but we’ve found no one who’s backing out of future concert dates out of security concerns — other than Ariana, who understandably has put her shows on hold because she’s reeling from the attack.