Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Tight security and tears at benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

Grande wore a One Love Manchester sweatshirt - and numerous fans wore shirts bearing similar messages, or face paint saying "I heart MCR", or #WeStandTogether stickers.

Armed officers tasked with protecting those in attendance at last night's benefit concert in Manchester were pictured happily posing with children after the gig. 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.

For her One Love Manchester show, Grande was joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Pharrell, and Liam Gallagher, among others at the Manchester arena.

USA pop singer Ariana Grande headlined a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester yesterday that was both joyful and mournful, in aid of victims of the bombing that rocked the city last month, as security fears ran high after attackers in London killed seven people.

Following the attack, "Don't Look Back in Anger" was spontaneously sung by a crowd in Manchester at a tribute to those who died.

Ariana Grande could barely finish singing the final song at her benefit concert in Manchester today, breaking down into tears.

The singer performed a number of songs to her audience of 50,000 people including a surprise collaboration with The Parrs Wood School Choir who were performing her song "My Everything".

Howard Donald and Gary Barlow of Take That perform during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester June 4, 2017.

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It is believed that around five people were seriously hurt, including a 7-year-old boy who was trampled, Sky TG24 reported. Several fans were seen been treated by medics for cuts and other injuries sustained in the near-stampede.

"I think that the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the kind of medicine the world really needs".

The One Love Manchester concert aired across the globe.

Thanks to Ariana for inviting us tonight.

'And then she told me Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits. "Everybody say, 'We honor you, and we love you'".

Mrs Coleman said: 'I'm a bit nervous but there was no chance we weren't coming, especially in light of what happened last night.

Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford opened the show as he sang "you are not alone in this" in an acoustic version of the hit Timshel.

A heartwarming video showing a uniformed policeman dancing with young concertgoers to Bieber has been shared thousands of times.

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