Following the tragic events which took place at Ariana Grande’s Manchester, England concert on May 22, yesterday saw some of pop music’s biggest names come together in tribute to the victims.
Held in the city’s sprawling Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, and of course, Ariana Grande all pitched up with performances much to the delight of a sold-out audience. Arguably, the biggest cheer of the day was saved for Justin Bieber — who of course shares the same manager, Scooter Braun, with Ariana — as he ran through a medley of hits while looking dapper in an Opening Ceremony jacket.
All proceeds from the show, which was streamed live on Twitter, are being donated to the British Red Cross. So far, it’s said some $9 million has been raised. Find some of the highlights below.
An emotional Robbie Williams performs “Angels.”
Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus team up for “Happy.” Miley then performs solo track “Inspired” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” featuring Ariana Grande.
The Biebs picks up his guitar for “Cold Water” and gives an emotional speech.
Coldplay provides a stirring rendition of “Fix You” and are joined by Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, for “Live Forever.”
Ariana Grande’s boyfriend Mac Miller joins her for track “The Way” before Ariana closes out the show with her own rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” She’s then flanked on stage by every performer on the night for the emotional finale of “One Last Time.”
If you’re in the UK, you can donate to the cause online via this dedicated British Red Cross page.
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