One Love Manchester: Joy shines through pain at benefit concert

Danny Woods
June 5, 2017

The all-star show was held to remember the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.

Worldwide has confirmed that audiences in countries including Australia, China, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Italy and New Zealand will be able to tune into the star-studded charity event thanks to the global simulcast.

Previously announced to be airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom and across BBC radio stations, broadcasters across Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and South America have now agreed arrangements with BBC Worldwide to simulcast the event. "Thank you for coming tonight, I love you so much, thank you".

The bombing in May left 22 dead and dozens wounded after an ISIS-linked suicide bomber detonated an explosive following her concert at the Manchester Arena. The singer returned to Britain on Friday ahead of the concert to benefit victims and their families.

The show opened to a minute of silence and a performance by Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Suns. The song includes the lyrics: "But you are not alone in this, and you are not alone in this, as brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand".

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'We're broken-hearted for parents for lost their children, and children who lost their parents in this senseless horror.

Cyrus joined Pharrell in Manchester's massive Old Trafford Cricket Ground for an uplifting performance of "Happy", managing to breathe new life into his inescapable 2013 hit.

In London on Saturday, seven people were killed in what authorities have called a terrorist incident that involved a vehicle ramming into pedestrians on London Bridge and attackers stabbing people in nearby Borough Market.

Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Bieber, Katy Perry and Usher are also set to perform at the concert, as well as Grande's boyfriend, Mac Miller, who will duet with the songstress.

Proceeds from the show, which will broadcast live across the globe, will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross.

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