Ariana Grande Sends Love To Fans On Manchester Bombing Anniversary

Ariana Grande Sends Love To Fans On Manchester Bombing Anniversary

"This is Noel Gallagher, and I am here on behalf on Manchester Together In One Voice", said the former Oasis frontman via a video played to the crowd.

The 24-year-old singer took to her Twitter account to mark the anniversary of the horrific incident, which saw a suicide bomber detonate a nail bomb outside the Manchester Arena just after her concert finished, and she admitted the milestone will be a "challenging" day.

Ariana Grande has sent "light and warmth" to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.

"I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day", she wrote in a tweet that included a bee, the civic symbol of Manchester. The event will include renditions of Grande's "One Last Time" and "Look Back In Anger" by Oasis, which became an unofficial anthem of Manchester after the bombing.

Manchester is marking the day with a series of events including the memorial service at the cathedral and a musical tribute in the evening.

"Thank you for being so strong, I'm so proud of you", one more user said.

The school choir which accompanied Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit last summer (Jun17) were part of a massive city celebration on Tuesday (22May18).

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"All our thoughts today are with those who lost their loved ones and best friends", said Lord Mayor June Hitchen before the performances began, also paying tribute those who suffered psychological trauma and the emergency services which responded to the bombing - to massive applause from the crowd. To cheers, Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said: 'Manchester is a city of music and is a city of love, and we are sending out love and prayers on this emotional day'.

Photographs of those who died in the bombing were displayed on screens in the cathedral shortly before the silence and 22 lit candles on the altar represented each one of the victims, which were made using wax from the thousands of candles left in St Ann's Square in their memory last May.

Ahead of the singing, the Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend David Walker, led those assembled in a minute's silence.

William read a Bible passage from the book of Corinthians and is scheduled to meet some of the bereaved families privately following the service.

Bells on the city hall and churches will ring out at 10:31 p.m., exactly a year since the bomb exploded.

Later, thousands of people - including a choir of survivors - are due to gather for a concert and sing-song in St. Ann's Square.