Monday, 5 June 2017

Ariana Grande takes to stage at gig for Manchester terror victims



Ariana Grande made an emotional return to the stage at a tribute concert to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
 
The American singer appeared in front of an estimated 50,000 fans at the One Love Manchester show less than two weeks after her gig was targeted by a suicide bomber.


Grande had arranged Sunday's concert at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground in tribute to the 22 people killed and 116 injured at the Manchester Arena on 22 May.''


The 23-year-old star arrived on stage an hour into the show, for which there were extra security measures in place following Saturday night's terror attack in London.

She joined Coldplay to perform Oasis hit Don't Look Back In Anger, recalling how city centre crowds had spontaneously burst into a rendition of the song in the days after the Manchester bombing.


Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and The Black Eyed Peas were among other A-list acts to appear on stage, with the Old Trafford show raising money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
More than £10m has already been raised, with £2m of the total sum donated during the three hours of the benefit concert solely through text and online pledges.


All of those who had attended Grande's concert last month had been offered free tickets to Sunday's show, while those who were still recovering from their injuries in hospital were watching on TV.


Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus teamed to perform a stirring version of Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over'




One Direction star Niall Horan performed his hit Slow Hands before dedicating song This Town to Manchester, saying: 'When I seen you guys all rallying together last week it was a sight to behold, it was incredible. 'We love you, we're with you'

The evening culminated with the stellar line-up on stage, singing a stirring rendition of Grande's recent hit, 'One Last Time', before Grande, 23, broke down in tears as she sung 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'

Before launching into her hit Side To Side, Grande told the crowd: 'I want to thank you so much for coming tonight and being so happy and strong and unified'

Howard Donald and Gary Barlow were among the first of the acts to perform at the One Love concert


Liam Gallagher also played his new solo single Wall Of Glass before he was joined on stage by Martin to play Oasis hit Live Forever, saying: "I want to dedicate this next song to the beautiful people who were killed and injured in the Manchester terror attack'

Robbie Williams and his former Take That bandmates joined hands before he did a solo set





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