Manchester concert to go on despite London attack

Randall Padilla
June 5, 2017

Held less than two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 people as Grande finished a May 22 performance at the Manchester Arena, Sunday's event needed to show that a huge crowd could gather safely without incident - doubly important given the subsequent terrorist attack that shook London on Saturday night.

Introduced by her manager Scooter Braun as "one of the bravest people I know", Grande took the stage and performed her songs "Be Alright" and "Break Free", singing the lyrics "I'm stronger than I've been before" with particular glee.

Other highlights came from Katy Perry, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher and Justin Bieber.

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.

And this is so handsome", Grande's manager, Scooter Braun said from the stage in reference to the horrific terror attacks in London last night (June 3).

Unity and love were among the positive messages that echoed as Ariana Grande returned to Manchester, England, for an all-star concert.

The concert raised money for victims and those injured in the suicide bombing that struck at Grande's May 22 show.

The Greater Manchester Police said more than 130,000 people were expected in the area for the benefit concert as well as a soccer match.

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

Ariana Grande performed a number of songs, including a duet with Miley Cyrus. I'm not gonna let go of love. "She says that she's a good role model for so many of you girls out there and I think she's proved that by putting this together and allowing all of us to be a part of it".

"We honour you and we love you!"

"Manchester we're strong. we're still singing our song", he sang with the audience of 50,000. The show is broadcasting across the globe and proceeds will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross.

Miley Cyrus performs at the One Love concert in Manchester, England.

The attack killed 22 people and injured more than 100 others.

The Parrs Wood Harmony Group were asked to participate in the event after Grande heard their version of her hit song.

It was here that Ariana tried to hold back tears, before continuing, "We had a totally different show planned and had a rehearsal but changed everything". But because of you, as a worldwide community, we will be fearless, will will be great and we will honor our children.

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