manchester - Tens of thousands of people are on Sunday night at the benefit concert for victims of the attack in Manchester. One Love Manchester, in the stadium Old Trafford Cricket Ground, began at 20:30 (Dutch time) with a minute silence for victims of the attack last week at the concert of Ariana Grande and those of Saturday's London attacks.
'Tonight is all about love' (tonight it's just about love), said Grande after she had sung herself. She thanked the audience for coming. She was pleased that everyone had joined.
Grande took the initiative for the concert after a suicide attack was committed at her performance in Manchester on May 22. As a result, 22 people, especially young visitors, came to life. With the concert, Ariana Grande wants to collect as much money as possible for the victims of the attack.
During the show on Sunday evening, Pharrell Williams and Take That, Robbie Williams and Miley Cyrus also performed. Marcus Mumford was the first artist on stage. He performed a solo version of Timshell, the song of his band Mumford and Sons. Stevie Wonder, former football player David Beckham and U2, spoke to the public in a video message.
During the concert in Manchester, strict safety precautions apply. The visitors were detailed in detail before entering. There is also armed security.