One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande sung to by Coldplay with Oasis song

Danny Woods
June 5, 2017

The big event began with a moment's silence for those who lost their lives in the bomb blast, before folk star Marcus Mumford got proceedings underway by telling the audience to "not be afraid" ahead of his solo performance of Mumford & Sons' Timshel.

Take That, who are from Manchester, followed Mumford with fun energy that the crowd danced to.

MANCHESTER, England (NBC) - Ariana Grande headlined a star-studded benefit concert in England Sunday for the victims of last month's suicide bombing.

Throughout the concert, there were many emotional moments that moved the crowds to tears.

The 23-year-old singer took to the stage with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, Take That, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Little Mix during the evening, with fans also being treated to a surprise appearance from Oasis superstar and Manchester native Liam Gallagher.

The show went on despite another terrorist attacks in nearby London, England, a day earlier. Grande visited young fans injured in the attack at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday.

Police had warned concert-goers of additional checks after Saturday's attacks in London that left seven dead when a van plowed into pedestrians and three attackers stabbed people. "And this love that you choose will give you strength, and it's our greatest power". One Love Manchester is raising money for those affected by the bombing at the end of Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester on May 22, 2017. I love you so so much.

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The show was held at the Old Trafford cricket stadium, just under four miles from the Manchester Arena. "The only thing we'll feel here tonight is love, and positivity". Families mixed with teenagers and young adults and groups of girls in bunny ears linked arms and sang along to their favorite songs.

Thorpe's eight-year-old daughter, Lily, suffered a shrapnel wound in her back and is recovering from surgery.

Those who attended Grande's May 22 concert were given free tickets to attend Sunday's concert, with some persuaded to attend by their affection for the pop star. The attack killed 22 and wounded dozens.

Watch the concert in its entirety below.

New Zealander Neil Finn's lyric "we know they won't win" was an appropriate sentiment as Manchester recovers from the attack just 13 days ago and came a day after terrorism again struck London.

The singer, wearing a white sweatshirt with the words "One Love Manchester" written on the front, jeans and her signature pony tail, opened her set with a performance of "Be Alright". "Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy".

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