- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:49AM
Marcus Mumford kicked off the One Love Manchester benefit concert with a minute’s silence.
The 30-year-old lead singer of Mumford & Sons was a last minute addition to the line up for the benefit concert organised by Ariana Grande after the terrorist atrocity that left 22 people dead and more than 50 injured at her concert in the English city on May 22.
After asking the audience - which includes many of the survivors of the horrific attack - to come together in a minute’s silence in solidarity for those who lost their lives, the star performed a solo version of his band’s hit Timshel.
Marcus’ short set was followed by Manchester locals Take That, who performed their tracks Shine, Giants, and Rule The World.
Gary Barlow said: “Thanks to Ariana for inviting us tonight. Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected. Right now we want to stand strong, look at the sky and sing loud and proud.”
Robbie Williams performed his emotional hit Angels. The singer also changing the lyrics of his track Strong to specifically reference the people of Manchester.
The new version saw the star belt out: "Manchester we’re strong, we’re strong, we’re strong, we’re still singing our songs, our songs".
Miley Cyrus joined Parallel on stage for his song Happy.
The former Disney star also performed a new song, Inspired.
"I’d like to wrap my arms around each and every one of you and tell you thank you from the bottom of our hearts," she told the crowd.
Miley also joined Ariana Grande for a touching rendition of New Zealand band Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over.
One Direction alum Niall Horan performed his song Slow Hands, later writing on Twitter: "Thank you Manchester. What an incredible city, to pull together like that, show no fear and just have a great night.
"That atmosphere in that stadium was just amazing all night, start to finish."
Ariana Grande joined the Black Eyed Peas on stage. During their performance will.i.am said: "We are here, we are together, and we are one. Put one finger in the air. If you're about togetherness and oneness, put one finger in the air."
Katy Perry belted out one of her fan's favourite tracks, Roar
And Justin Bieber performed an acoustic version of the song Cold Water.
Coldplay and Ariana Grande performed a rendition of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back In Anger.
Coldplay then wowed the crowd with Fix You.
Later Liam Gallagher made a special appearance at the One Love Manchester. The 44-year-old former Oasis frontman surprised audiences at the event, performing a rendition of Oasis' hit single Rock ’n’ Roll Star, plus his debut solo single Wall of Glass, before being joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin for Oasis track Live Forever.
There were also performances by Little Mix, Victoria Monet, Mac Miller and Imogen Heap.
Finally Ariana Grande was joined by all the stars for a performance of One Last Time.
- Bang! Showbiz, additional reporting The Hits.