Ariana Grande’s Star Studded Manchester benefit concert
After the suicide bomb killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s Manchester arena concert on May 22, after less than two weeks she came back to Manchester on Sunday night for a benefit concert.
The One love Manchester concert had performances of several artists includes Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Take That, Mumford and Sons, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, and Katy Perry. Araina offered free tickets for those who were at her concert on May 22.
The concert for the victims of Manchester attack was held at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, around 50,000 people can be accumulate in the ground.
All proceeds are going towards the We Love Manchester emergency fund, set up by Manchester City Council and Red Cross. The total collected by the fund is now over £10 million, according to The Independent.
“We expect to raise another one and half million pounds from ticket sales tonight and then further funding from the TV rights and merchandising” Mike Adamson of The Red Cross told the Associated Press.
The tribute concert took place just after the terror attack held at London which led 7 people killed and 48 injured. However that didn’t stop music lover and the excited crowd to come. The venue had high security arrangements. The atmosphere softened throughout the evening.
People were waving play cards having “We stand together”.
Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher with Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed “Live Forever”. Coldplay performed the Oasis hit and Manchester anthem “Don’t Look Back in Anger” with help from Grande. Katy Perry told the crowd: “Love conquers fear and love conquers hate and this love that you choose will give you strength, and it’s our greatest power.”
Justin Bieber’s sang a stripped down rendition of his song “Cold Water”. Robbie Williams changed the lyrics to his 1998 song “Strong,” turning it into an anthem for the event. “Manchester, we’re strong, we’re strong, we’re still singing our song, our song, our song,” he sang. Grande and Miley Cyrus teamed up to deliver an emotional performance of “Don’t Dream it’s Over.”
Ariana Grande closed the show with an emotional rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” she says “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here today. I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified,” Grande told the crowd. “I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity that you’re displaying is the medicine the world really needs right now.”
Source: Business Insider