Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Tight security and tears at benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

Tight security and tears at benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

The BBC reported that 14,200 tickets "were being held" for the people affected by the terrorist attack on May 22, and the rest of the tickets for Grande's concert at the 50,000 capacity venue "sold out in minutes".

Mr Burnham appeared on stage with representatives of political parties, religions and both of the city's football clubs.

Grande, who described herself as "broken" following the May 22 bombing, immediately returned to the U.S., interrupting her Dangerous Woman world tour.

The money raised will go toward assisting the families and surviving victims of the May 22 suicide bombing.

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One of the most powerful moments was when the Parrs Wood High School Choir performed Grande's "My Everything" with the singer.

To finish One Love Manchester, Grande gathered most of the night's performers onstage as she fought back tears to sing "One Last Time".

"Over 10,000 people who didn't attend the original concert are trying to get into the benefit for free."

"And this is so lovely, you guys made that decision, you looked fear right in the face and you said "no we are Manchester and the world is watching".

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Grande kicked off her performance with her hits Be Alright and Break Free.

"Barlow welcomed former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams to the stage as "our friend, our brother", before the foursome took a bow together and Williams led the crowd in a singalong to his hit Strong, with the lyrics changed to 'Manchester, we're strong, we're strong, we're strong, we're still singing our songs".

Singer Ariana Grande has returned to the stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester. The rapper had previously cancelled his scheduled performances at two music festivals in Washington D.C and Minnesota following the attack, and has been inseparable from Ariana in the two weeks since the attack.

Scooter said: "This tragedy has made us all throw away our divides, our differences, our politics, our adult nature and look to our children".

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to a fund set up to help the victims' families.

"Manchester, I love you with all my heart".

He said: "Last night this nation was challenged and all of you were challenged and you had a decision to make if you were gonna' come out here tonight".

Sorry singer Justin Bieber also paid tribute, saying: "I just want to take this moment to honor the people that were lost".

The song, which was written by Oasis in 1996 and reached the top of the United Kingdom charts shortly after its release, became an anthem for Manchester residents following the May 22 bombing of the Manchester Arena during one of Grande's concerts, killing 22 people.

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