'One Love Manchester' concert goes on, drawing some 50000 fans

Candice Alexander
June 6, 2017

"I think the kind of love you're displaying is the kind of medicine the world really needs right now".

Last night's benefit gig included performances from pop stars such as Katy Perry, Take That, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay.

The singer received hug cheers upon her arrival on stage, and had then entire stadium singing Break Free with her.

Just over two weeks since a suicide bombing after her Manchester concert claimed the lives of 22 people, Floridian singer Ariana Grande will tonight perform a benefit concert at Old Trafford cricket ground.

Ariana Grande has paid tribute to the victims who died at her Manchester concert with an all-star affair in the city with the help of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher and others.

Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday.

Despite the circumstances, a celebratory atmosphere prevailed as Grande herself returned to the stage.

Kicking off the concert, Marcus Mumford told concert-goers: "Let's not be afraid".

'From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans.

Crowded House's Neil Finn also took to Twitter to thank the duo for the cover, saying, "so good you took our kid for a spin with the good people of [Manchester]".

All proceeds from the show will go to the British Red Cross for its Manchester Emergency Fund, which can be donated to here.

"Put your hand up if you're not letting go", he said, as thousands of hands were raised into the sky. Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate, with 100% of your donation going to the We Love Manchester Fund.

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