Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Grande returning to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show


The anti-hate track will hold special prominence at the event, with the lyrics "People killing, people dying, children hurt and you hear them crying" resonating with the large number of children who were injured or killed during the blast.

Mumford and Son's lead singer Marcus Mumford was first to take to the stage at the benefit gig, where he asked fans to remember those who lost their lives in a moment's silence. Eleanor Lunn, left, and Abbey Hawkes, both 19, from Sheffield, queue up to attend the to attend the One Love Manchester benefit concert Sunday June 4, 2017, for the victims of last month's Manchester Arena terror attack at t. Currently, the death toll stands at seven with much more injured, as the United Kingdom deals with yet another deadly attack.

Take That are expected to say a few words when they open the show with Gary Barlow confirming that they will be doing three songs at the concert on Twitter earlier.

Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan also released a statement on Sunday: "There are two large-scale events taking place in Greater Manchester today and we would like to assure people that these will still take place, but with additional security in place to ensure the safety of everyone".

"We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly", he continued.

"We will not quit or operate in fear".

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Scooter Braun, the agent for headliner Ariana Grande, said the One Love Manchester concert "will not only continue, but do so with greater purpose".

The line up will feature Ariana Grande, as well as Coldplay, Miley Ray Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Take That and Niall Horan from One Direction.

All net ticket proceeds will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross. We won't let this divide us.

The concert will be broadcast on a variety of outlets.

In the U.S., Freeform will also carry it live on TV and many local ABC stations will air a one-hour highlight show following game 2 of the NBA Finals.

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