When did the Benefit Concert Take Place?
Last Saturday Manchester Area reopened after the devastating terrorist attack that took place at the Ariana Grande concert 4 months ago, tragically leaving 22 people dead.
What was the purpose of the Benefit Concert?
To honour the victims and all those affected by this terrible catastrophe, the first event was a benefit concert. All profits raised from the Benefit Concert went towards a permanent memorial for the victims. The event was also a good opportunity for Manchester to show its strength by coming together and to welcoming live music back in to the venue.
Who Headlined the Event?
The ‘We Are Manchester’ Benefit Concert showcased a number of high-profile acts all from the North West. Oasis legend and Mancunian headlined with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Watch him performing Don’t Look Back In Anger in the video below . This is the song that has become the unofficial anthem of Manchester’s defiance to terrorism after it was spontaneously sung by mourners during a vigil for the victims. Noel has donated royalties from the hit song to the Manchester Memorial fund.
Who else performed at the Benefit Concert?
Noel was joined by indie bands The Couteeners and Blossoms, as well as the 80s icon Rick Astley. Other acts included pop star Pixie Lott and Grime artist Bugzy Malone.