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The One Love Manchester tribute concert has concluded after performances from some of the biggest artists in the world. 

Around 50,000 people attended the event at Old Trafford, which took place two weeks after a lone suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured over 100 more after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Among the performers were: Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas.

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The One Love Manchester tribute concert is taking place from 6.30pm on 4 June. 

Around 50,000 people are attending the event at Old Trafford, which is taking place two weeks after a lone suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Confirmed to perform are: Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas.

The whole concert is being broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, alongside radio coverage on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Manchester.

Coverage will start at 6.30pm and run until 10pm, with the presenting team consisting of Scott Mills, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams and Becky Want.

The Independent will also be live-blogging the event
Take That's Gary Barlow has shared a photo from inside Old Trafford ahead of tonight's show 
Gary Barlow also shared a touching photo of the group with Ariana Grande on-site in Manchester 
 
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Here's the running order for performances at tonight's show:
 
  • Take That
  • Robbie Williams
  • Niall Horan
  • Little Mix
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher
  • Katy Perry
  • Coldplay
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Ariana Grande
Gary Barlow shares photo from Old Trafford ahead of One Love Manchester

Gary Barlow shares photo from Old Trafford ahead of One Love Manchester

The IndependentGary Barlow has shared a photo from inside Old Trafford ahead of the One Love Manchester show.  The Take That member posted the image which showed a stage being set-up inside the venue with the caption: "There she is! The stage is set for tonight. #OneLove." Take That are among the artists set to perform at the concert taking place to raise funds for those affected by the Manchester attack.
 
Earlier today Ariana Grande's manager Scooter Braun shared a powerful statement on how tonight's show will go ahead with a 'greater sense of purpose' following the London attacks 
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Volunteers and shop workers have been handing out free food to fans waiting for the One Love Manchester concert 
Perrie Edwards from Little Mix has shared a photo on Instagram as she gets ready for the concert 
Meanwhile Transport for Greater Manchester has shared a secure walking route for fans who do not wish to drive or use public transport to and from Old Trafford Cricket Ground

TfGM on Twitter

Twitter“Anyone wanting to walk to the #OneLoveManchester concert today, a walking route is available. Full travel details https://t.co/l2YvXsZkmD”
The gates at Old Trafford have opened and fans are being let inside the venue ahead of the concert
A warning from Greater Manchester Police to fans hoping to buy tickets outside the venue: These wristbands are being sold outside Old Trafford but will not grant entry - only genuine tickets will work 
'Welcome to the biggest gig in the world' - a journalist shares a photo from inside Old Trafford ahead of the One Love Manchester concert 
Earlier this afternoon Miley Cyrus also shared an image from the venue. It is believed she will perform a duet with Ariana Grande

Miley Ray Cyrus on Twitter

Twitter“#WeStandTogether 🐰❤️ #ONELOVEMANCHESTER !!!!!”
A reminder of the running order of performances at tonight's concert:
 
  • Take That
  • Robbie Williams
  • Niall Horan
  • Little Mix
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher
  • Katy Perry
  • Coldplay
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Ariana Grande
Fans have been sharing photos from the crowd 
From our sport team: Michael Carrick enjoys fitting testimonial at Old Trafford football grounds 

Michael Carrick enjoys fitting testimonial on day where victims in London and Manchester were remembered

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Some beautiful footage has emerged of Manchester residents providing a 'guard of honour' for survivors on their way to the concert 

Video shows touching 'guard of honour' for Manchester survivors attending One Love concert

The IndependentTouching video footage has shown Manchester residents standing in a "guard of honour" along a road as survivors of the arena attack walk to the concert at Old Trafford.  Cheers and clapping broke out as those injured in the attack, along with their family and friends, travelled to the One Love concert where a number of prolific artists are set to perform.  The One Love Manchester tribute concert is taking place from 6.30pm on 4 June. 

The whole concert was broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, alongside radio coverage on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Manchester.

Coverage began 6.30pm and ran until just after 10pm, with the BBC presenting team consisting of Scott Mills, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams and Becky Want.

It was confirmed by Greater Manchester Police earlier today [4 June] that the One Love Manchester concert would go ahead despite recent terror attacks in London.

Issuing a statement, GMP said that the event at Old Trafford would continue as scheduled and also paid tribute to those affected in London. 

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan from Greater Manchester Police said: “We're deeply saddened to hear about last night's horrific attacks in London and our thoughts are with everyone affected, including the emergency services responding to the incident.

“There are two large-scale events taking place in Greater Manchester today and we would like to assure people that these will still take place, but with additional security in place to assure the safety of everyone.

“We have dedicated resources at both events, with a significant number of officers from both GMP and colleagues from other forces, some of which will be armed.

“There will be additional security checks taking place and everyone will be searched, including bags. We would ask people not to bring bags if they can, as this will help speed up entry.”

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The statement also reminded people that the current threat level in the UK is 'severe', which means an attack is highly likely.

Two weeks ago 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a homemade bomb in the foyer area at Manchester Arena, shortly after Ariana Grande's concert had ended, as fans were leaving the venue.

22 people were killed and 116 injured in the blast, including children, making it the deadliest attack on UK soil since the London 7/7 bombings in 2005. 

Grande and her team promised to honour the victims of the attack, with her manager Scooter Braun releasing a statement saying they plan to honour them "with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear".

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