Ariana Grande shows her courage and bravery during her set at the One Love Benefit Concert.
Tonight, some of the biggest and best pop stars headed to Manchester for a benefit concert which is expected to raise at least £2m for the victims of the Ariana Grande Manchester Arena terror attack and the families who were affected.
Commencing the show was Marcus Mumford, singing an acoustic version of Mumford & Sons’ track Timshel.
Following this emotional performance, Take That took to the stage to perform some of their biggest hits.
The next star to perform was Robbie Williams, who performed a moving version of his songs Strong and Angels.
Pharrell Williams then took to the stage to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus of his song ‘Happy’, followed by a solo performance from Miley Cyrus.
The organisers of tonight’s concert, including Ariana Grande’s manager Scooter Braun then took to the stage, to thank everyone who made the concert possible. He started by saying he is so “grateful” to Ariana for helping her fans and moves on to thank the Manchester First Response team. Importantly, he then thanks all of the audience for attending the concert despite the attack on London Bridge last night. He then sends out the message from an injured fan who wanted to remind everyone “Don’t go forward in anger, love spreads.”
Ariana then took to the stage to perform for the first time since the attack at Manchester Arena on the 22nd May, wearing a special One Love Manchester jumper.
She shows complete bravery and strength as she manages to smile through her performance of Be Alright before an outstanding performance of Break Free, as the crowd join her to sing the significant line “I’m stronger than I’ve ever seen before.”
We stand with you, Manchester.