Emotional scenes as Manchester hosted its first major gig since terror attacks 3 years ago

Emotional scenes as Manchester hosted its first major gig since terror attacks

The response from Manchester following last week’s bombing at an Ariana Grande concert has been powerful and inspiring. The city has come together and stayed defiant, and shown what makes the place great.

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The attack has also raised security concerns around large events - so there were understandably going to be a lot of eyes on the first major gig in Manchester since Monday. But the people of the city made it a wonderful evening.

The Courteeners headlined the Emirates Old Trafford ground, in front of around 50,000 - with Manchester legends The Charlatans in support. Security measures were tight, with people advised not to bring bags, but show went off without a hitch.

Increased security didn't stop gig goers having fun.

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It showed the city united.

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There was even a wedding reception.

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The Courteeners lead a 50,000 strong sing-a-long of Don't Look Back in Anger.

 

"This is our Manchester".