Countless stars will still take the stage at BBC Radio 1’s annual Big Weekend music festival in the U.K. this weekend following the horrific and deadly terror attack on an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday – albeit amid heavily increased security.
The 2017, two-day show at Burton Constable Hall in Hull will include performances from some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Katy Perry, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, The Chainsmokers, Haim, Little Mix, Rita Ora and Shawn Mendes.
BBC Radio 1 hasn’t announced any changes to the Big Weekend, yet, but said in a statement, “Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be continuing as planned this weekend in Hull. After conducting a full review of the festival, in conjunction with the police and partners, various extra security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those attending. As part of this, everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches – one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates. We ask for the patience and cooperation of anyone coming to the event on the weekend and that they allow extra time to pass through security.”
Part of the amped-up security at Burton Constable Hall includes extra armed officers, as well as bomb sniffer dogs, according to the BBC.
Police told the BBC that the up to 50,000 concertgoers should expect security measures similar to those used at airports, but assured that there has been no intelligence suggesting a threat to the show.
Grande’s upcoming concert stops in London, Belgium, Poland, German and Switzerland have been cancelled however, according to a statement from Live Nation obtained by PEOPLE.
“Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further access the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” the statement read. “Refunds will be granted to all ticketholders at the point of purchase.”
According to TMZ, Live Nation is offering refunds to ticket holders for a slew of upcoming U.K. performances, including Perry, Iron Maiden, KISS, Phil Collins and James Arthur. It is not clear exactly what tour dates and performances are included under the reported refund.
“No, because we don’t operate in fear,” she said, asserting that any moves otherwise would send the message that “they win.”
She added, “Ariana is my sister, I love her and I love the people of the U.K. and I’m devastated by the news. It’s heartbreaking.”
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Added Cheban, “I feel that definitely for the next few months it’s going to be very scary and uncertain, but from what I’m hearing artists will still carry on doing their shows and tours.”