Less than two weeks on from the terror attack that left 22 concert goers dead and injured 116 more, Ariana Grande has returned to the UK for the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
Held at the Emirates Old Trafford, the sell-out crowd was treated to performances from 23-year-old Grande, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Liam Gallagher and more.
The three-hour event began with a minute's silence for the victims lost on the 22 May bombing attack, before the 50,000 strong crowd threw their wristbands reading "We Stand Together" into the air and erupted into a cheering, defiant roar.
"Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy," Grande wrote in an Instagram post ahead of the concert's kick off. "We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy."
During their performance of her hit song, My Everything, Grande joined a local school choir of 24 girls and wrapped her arms around one student who began crying throughout the emotional performance.
"You guys are so brave," Justin Bieber said at the beginning of his three-song performance, adding, "What a better way to fight evil with evil than to fight evil with good," before breaking into tears.
Early estimates predict the benefit will raise approximately AU $3.4 million for victims of the terror attack, with funds being raised through ticket sales, concert merchandise and direct donations from the public.