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We stand together with Manchester.

Millions of viewers around the world tuned in to the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford headed up by Ariana Grande and friends in honour of victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack.

More than £10million has been raised within 24 hours of the event. 
To donate:
TEXT ‘LOVE’ TO 70507 TO DONATE £5 (UK ONLY)
DONATE ONLINE AT REDCROSS.ORG.UK/LOVE

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The concert, which sold out within minutes, was attended by 50,000 people who saw the biggest music acts on the planet rally together in less than one week to put together a spectacular live show. The performances were nothing short of a blazing show of solidarity in the face of recent attacks dominating the news.

Massive cheers greeted Mancunian pop supremes Take That as they got the crowd going with ‘Shine’, immediately moving everyone to sing along and wave their arms. The trio performed a trinity of hits before bringing on stage Robbie Williams who updated the lyrics of his song ‘Strong’ with an anthemic chant of “Manchester – we’re strong! We’re strong”. The night was not without its emotional moments, particularly when Ariana joined the Parrs Wood High School Choir for a moving performance of her single ‘My Everything’.

Ariana Grande ‘My Everything’ Credit: BBC

Elsewhere, there were surprising unions on stage with Ariana joining Black Eyed Peas for an especially poignant rendition of the band’s hit ‘Where Is The Love’ and Pharrell pulling in Miley Cyrus to help uplift the audience with his feel-good hit ‘Happy’. Ariana also performed a special cover of Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back With Anger’ with Chris Martin. After much speculation during the week, Liam Gallagher made a surprise appearance on stage to perform at the benefit concert.

The entire cast of One Love Manchester came on stage for the finale to join Ariana in performing ‘One Last Time’, which she re-released this week as a charity single in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

One Love Manchester Executive Producer Scooter Braun said during the show: “Manchester, your bravery is our hope. Because of you, we can now represent through this as a worldwide community, that we will be ready, we will be fearless and we will be great.”

All net ticket proceeds go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack. Ticketmaster had offered 14,000 free tickets to fans who were at Ariana Grande’s Manchester show.

The British Red Cross confirmed that over £10 million have been raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund so far – £2 million alone were raised in 3 hours of the benefit concert through text and online donations.

One Love Manchester was streamed live online and broadcast on television to over 50 countries across five continents. Millions are expected to have tuned in around the world through several online platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, MTV, Bell Media (Canada), Rogers (Canada), iHeart Media, ABC, BBC and TMC France.

The concert was broadcast live on BBC One, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Manchester, and Global Radio throughout the United Kingdom as well. The BBC were the host broadcaster for international television networks, airing in over 50 countries across five continents – including United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean Islands, Australia, New Zealand and many others.

Ariana Grande and the organisers of the One Love Manchester concert would like to thank:
•    Greater Manchester Police and all the emergency services
•    Manchester City Council
•    Trafford Council
•    Transport for Greater Manchester
•    Manchester United, the Michael Carrick Foundation and Michael Carrick, in particular, as the kick off for his testimonial match has been moved to accommodate the concert.
•    Live Nation, who are underwriting the cost of the event and producing it through Festival Republic in association with SJM Concerts.
•    Lancashire County Cricket Club and Emirates Old Trafford, who are hosting the event
•    The Outside Organisation for handling publicity for the event


ONE LOVE MANCHESTER – SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
FULL SET LIST:

Marcus Mumford – Timshel
Take That – Shine
Take That – Giants
Take That – Rule The World
Robbie Williams – Strong
Robbie Williams – Angels
Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus – Happy
Miley Cyrus – Inspired
Niall Horan – Slow Hands
Niall Horan – This Town
Ariana Grande – Be Alright
Ariana Grande – Break Free
Little Mix – Wings
Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet – Better Days
Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande – Where Is The Love?
Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
Children’s choir with Ariana Grande – My Everything
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande – The Way
Mac Miller – Dang!
Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Ariana Grande – Side to Side
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Katy Perry – Roar
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Justin Bieber – Cold Water
Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder
Coldplay and Ariana Grande – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Coldplay – Fix You
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Liam Gallagher – Rock n Roll Star
Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass
Liam Gallagher – Live Forever
Ariana Grande and the cast of One Love Manchester – One Last Time
Ariana Grande – Somewhere Over The Rainbow [Encore]


The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was launched by Manchester City Council in partnership with British Red Cross, with support from Manchester Evening News. The Fund will support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack. The donations will help alleviate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties. Care will be taken to prioritise those in the most urgent need. Manchester City Council are establishing a charity to deliver the funds.

To donate in the United Kingdom, you can text ‘LOVE’ to 70507 to give £5 or donate online via this dedicated British Red Cross page.

SB UK Projects Limited and Live Nation (Music) UK Limited will donate the net proceeds from the concert to The British Red Cross Society, a Registered Charity, for its ‘Manchester Emergency Fund’ supporting the victims of the Manchester Bombing. This is expected to be at least £ 2million. Full details about the Fund can be found at redcross.org.uk.

Ariana Grande has re-released ‘One Last Time’ as a charity single. Worldwide record proceeds from sales of the song will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

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