Saturday 17 March 2018

Marcus Mumford sings 'you are not alone in this' at Manchester benefit concert

Marcus Mumford opened the Manchester benefit concert with a silence for the victims.

By Julia Hunt

Mumford And Sons frontman Marcus Mumford sang “you are not alone in this” as he performed an acoustic version of the band’s hit Timshel to open the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

The singer took to the stage after a one-minute silence for the 22 victims who lost their lives in the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Marcus then welcomed Take That to the stage to open their set with their crowd-pleasing song Let It Shine.

In between renditions of Giants and Rule The World, Gary Barlow told the crowd: “Thank you everybody for coming out tonight, thank you for everybody watching at home, thanks to Ariana for inviting us tonight.

“Our thoughts are with everyone that’s been affected by this.

“We want to stand strong, look at the sky and sing loud and proud.”

Concert-goers began queuing outside Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground from 8.30am ahead of the One Love Manchester gig.


The event will see the US popstar return to the stage for the first time since suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device, killing 22 of her fans and parents as they left her show at the Manchester Arena.

All Ariana fans who attended the gig on May 22 were offered free passes to the benefit concert.

Press Association

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