Justin Bieber uses One Love performance to honour Manchester Arena victims

Candice Alexander
June 5, 2017

Ariana Grande and some other famous musicians held a benefit concert in Manchester, England Sunday to benefit the victims of a terrorist attack that took following her performance there almost two weeks ago.

Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, earned loud cheers from the audience as he emerged in his home town in surprise form. The 23-year-old singer held the young lead performer's hand, both teary-eyed, as the rest of the singers joined in.

One of the most powerful moments of the concert was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir sang Grande's "My Everything" with the singer.

Manchester could hear her roar, for sure - and the world is likely feeling the love from Perry's performance and the rest of the passionate displays of solidarity coming out of this event.

Pharrell was next to take the stage, with a set list that began with "Get Lucky", his track with Daft Punk - a song that even Miley Cyrus, spotted sidestage, was singing along to.

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"As soon as I met her I started crying and I gave her a big hug and she said I should stop crying because Olivia would have wanted me to stop crying", she shared.

Taking to the stage for the first time since the attacks, Grande said: "I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here".

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Ariana Grande takes stage for first time after terror attack
Mrs Brownbill and daughter Hannah, 13, said they felt they had to attend to "support the people who weren't so lucky as us". Also on the bill were Take That , Robbie Williams , Niall Horan , Little Mix , Liam Gallagher and many more.

After Williams left the stage Cyrus performed her song Inspired, after telling the crowd: "Manchester I just had to take a second to look around at all of you. 'No, we are Manchester, ' and all the world is watching", he said. "We need to show that we are not scared", he said, before joining his family in a frenzied round of selfie-taking.

She performed her hits Be Alright and Break Free, shouting: "Manchester make some noise!" before pink streamers rained down on the crowd.

More than 60,000 fans turned out at the Old Trafford cricket ground to watch Grande and other stars including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Coldplay's Chris Martin in the One Love Manchester concert.

Pharrell Williams told the crowd "I don't see or smell or hear any fear" at the open-air concert. Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected.

Robbie Williams also performed, changing some of his lyrics of "Strong" to honor the Manchester victims.

Some fans questioned whether Sunday's show would go on after three men drove a van into a crowd on a London bridge Saturday night before leaping out and stabbing numerous people in nearby bars and restaurants.

Grande announced plans for the show in a special Twitter message just four days after the tragedy.

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