Robbie Williams Joins Take That At One Love Manchester Concert

Gladys Abbott
June 5, 2017

The rapper showed his support for Ari by being there for her when she arrived back to her hometown after the heartbreaking events in Manchester, and of course wanted to participate in the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons opened the charity concert with a minute's silence in memory of the victims of both massacres. "I wanna take this moment to honor the people that were lost, that were taken", he said. While their performances were unforgettable, their words hold just as much power, especially coming 24 hours after the London terrorist attack.

His eight-year-old daughter Hannah had left the Grande concert just before the deadly bombing and said she was "happy to be back" to see some of pop's biggest names.

Within days, the singer posted a message of defiance and announced plans to return to Manchester for the benefit show. Others set to perform Sunday include Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Usher.

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She added: "This evening has been so light, so filled with fun and love energy and bright energy".

"I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here".

"The only thing we'll feel here tonight is love, and positivity".

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Grande subsequently chose to hold the concert this weekend to honour those lost, and the gig went ahead despite another atrocity in London 24 hours prior.

This was Ariana's first stage appearance since the attacks on May 22. More than 50,000 people were in attendance at the concert, which had heightened security in response to the Manchester bombings.

Other stars struck a defiant note onstage, praising the crowd for refusing to let the actions of terrorists deter them from attending the show.

An emotional Grande thanked her fans for - quote - "being so loving, strong, and unified".

They received more than 25,000 applications, prompting fury from fans, and Greater Manchester police said yesterday they were exploring whether any action could be taken against people who had deceitfully applied for tickets. This only furthers the notion that you're never too young to make a difference and spread love in this world.

Grande closed the show with a soaring rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", from the classic 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz".

Earlier this week the former Oasis frontman held a special gig in the city with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester fund for victims and their families.

Questions were raised by fans about whether the One Love benefit gig would still go ahead in the wake of the latest terror attack in London.

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