Ariana Grande, Take That, Coldplay And More UNITE for One Love Manchester Concert

4 June 2017, 18:44

Ariana Grande live during One Love Manchester

Ariana makes brave comeback to Manchester for a star-studded night where "Love Wins!".

On Sunday 4th June, Manchester and the world stood strong together for a night of unity, music and love. 

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Catch up on all the moments you missed at One Love Manchester.

 

Ten minutes before the concert had even kicked off and already music lovers and attendees were gearing up for an emotional set.

Following a moments silence for the 22 fallen victims, Marcus Mumford opened up the show mirroring the spirit of the events saying 'Let's not be afraid" before breaking into song singing, "We are not alone in this" to the sounds of an acoustic guitar.

Take That live during the One Love Manchester

Then the crowd roared as Take That came to the stage to lift the crowds spirits with a rendition of Shine and Giants, holding up peace signs to the crowd before bringing the magic with Rule The World.

And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Gary Barlow introduced ex-bandmate Robbie Williams who got the crowd defiantly chanting a special rendition of his song Strong.

"Manchester, we're strong, we're strong. We're still singing our song, our song our song"

It's not until the Mancunian star's second song of Angels that the crowd hold up signs emblazoned 'For Our Angels' whilst singing the hit word for word.

 

 

After a short message of positivity from U2's Bono, the crowd screams as Pharrell takes over the stage rocking a forest green jumper and checkered pants with two dancers for a performance of Lucky before bringing on pop princess Miley Cyrus for a collaborative rendition of Happy sending the crowd into fits of dancing and cheering.

Pharrell x Miley Cyrus One Love Manchester

 

As Pharrell exits the stage, Miley remains, taking to the mic for an emotional live version of her song Inspired, as the members of the crowd shed tears and comforted each other. As the 24-year-old singer echoed the lyrics "I Hope You Feel Inspired" whilst opening up her performance saying "The most important responsibility we have is to take care of one another. Look what we're doing today". 

 

The singer's voice cracks on the last line of the song before she hands the stage over to One Directions' Niall Horan.

Wearing a bowler hat and strumming on his acoustic guitar, the One Direction member sings his new solo track This Town making way for the main act and organiser of tonight's event, Ariana Grande.

As the soulful singer, whose concert on the 22nd of May was overshadowed by a merciless bomb attack, took to the stage the 23-year-old stood side-by-side and hand-in-hand with her dancers in unity with the crowd as she sang her first song of the night Be Alright, rocking customised 'One Love Manchester' sweatshirts.

Ariana Grande Hand In Hand with Dancers One Love M

Ariana Grande #OneLoveManchester Performance

As the pop star's second song came to a close, pink ribbons flooded the sky where the crowd stands, reflecting the bright spirit of Manchester in the face of tragedy.

As Ariana left the stage in tears, the living legend Stevie Wonder appeared on the big screen showing support for the watching crowd in Manchester.

"We all know that love is truly the key, I don't care what ethnicity you are, what religion you are, love really is the way"

Stevie sang a timely rendition of his classic 'Love's In Need Of Love Today' dressed in a red blazer.

 

 

Taking it back to the UK, Little Mix graced the stage, opening up with a harmonious version of their song 'Wings' before bringing back the resilient spirit of the crowd with the original upbeat rhythm, marching in a line like soldiers waving their hands side-to-side in union with the audience.

After sharing the steps of the stage with fellow soulful singer Victoria Monet for mellow and touching song 'Better Days', the audience erupted once more as the Black Eyed Peas joined the stage with Ariana to sing their classic 'Where is The Love?'.

 

As the band send love signs to the crowd, Will.I.Am, Taboo, Apl.De.Ap, Ariana and Miley Cyrus sang hold up one finger with the crowd singing "We Only Got One Love'.

Miley Cyrus, Taboo and will.i.am of The Black Eyed

Ariana then introduced 'her idol' Imogen Heap who played a piano accompanied 'Hide and Seek' before David Beckham left a message of hope and positivity to the crowd on the big screen.

Their version of Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' has been going viral since the attack at Manchester arena, so it was only right that the Parrs Wood High School Choir where joined by Ariana to sing a very teary version of the song once more.

'Tonight is all about love, am i right?' Ariana shouts before the crowd breaks out in song.

As the star starts to choke with emotions, she is joined by her boyfriend rapper Mac Miller who puts a smile back on her face as they sing their joint track 'The Way' and 'Dang'. The 25-year-old lyracist cancelled his gig in Soundset and Sasquatch to be by the singer's side in support.

As Mac Miller exits, Ariana calls her friend Miley Cyrus back to the stage to sing their version of Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over' sitting on the steps again, embracing after singing the words "And you know they won't win".

Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande #OneLoveManchester

The pair walked off the stage with their arms wrapped around each other for support to make way for Katy Perry who tells the awaiting audience "It's not easy to always choose love...but love conquers fear and love conquers hate" as the crowd cheer her on in agreement. 

The 'Fireworks' artist then urges the crowd to touch their neighbour and tell them 'I Love You' and for first time of the night the music pauses and is replaced with the sound of chattering, laughing and the friendly northern spirit that Manchester is well known for.

After Katy Perry sings her famous songs 'Part Of Me' and 'Roar' there is slight pause...the crowd wait with anticipation for the Justin Bieber to enter the stage.

And he doesn't fail to meet the crowd's expectations, joining the stage with a guitar in hand to strum an acoustic version of his song 'Love Yourself'.

Justin Bieber Performance #OneLoveManchester

Chants of 'love' filled the arena as the Beibs egged on the crowd, raising their spirits as he jumped up and down.

The atmosphere is charged as Coldplay cover Oasis' 'Don't Look Back In Anger' to a boho backdrop of bright flashing lights, a flower-covered piano and TONS of confetti, following up the first performance with their classic hits, 'Fix You' and 'Viva La Vida'.

Coldplay

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Coldplay were then joined by the legendary frontman of Oasis Liam Gallagher for 'Live Forever'... and Twitter went CRAZY!

In true rock fashion, Liam gave us all nostalgia playing the maracas and rocking out to the backdrop of a I Heart MCR, before throwing his tambourine into the ecstatic audience and leaving the stage.

Liam Gallagher One Love 2017

Liam Gallagher One Love 2017

As the night drew to a close all the acts, dancers and musicians joined the stage once more for the finale as Ariana sang her hit 'One Last Time' with her peers backing her up.

Thanking the crowd while holding back tears, the night closed with a beautiful vocal filled performance from Ariana singing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'. Manchester stood behind the 23-year-old singer as she struggled to hold back her emotions, cheering her on as she also poured her heart out to them in song.

A beautiful ending to a heartfelt night where celebrities, victims' family and friends and supporters stood together as one.

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