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A Live-Streamed Concert To Commemorate The Manchester Arena Attack Is Taking Place Today

By Laura Rogan

The online event will remember those who lost their lives three years ago today.

Manchester-born streaming platform United We Stream, founded by Sacha Lord, has organised an extra special event taking place tonight, which will mark three years since the Manchester Arena atrocities.

Starting at 7.55pm, the special tribute features a wonderful line-up, with the Manchester Survivors Choir and Spice Girls’ Mel C set to perform.

Manchester Survivors Choir will kick off the live stream, leading with an emotional tribute to the 22 who lost their lives after the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017. The choir is made up of over 100 survivors of the attack, some of whom lost people close to them on the night.

The four-hour event will then see Melanie C perform a live DJ set for one hour, followed by performances from former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley and DJ Carl Kennedy, who hope to uplift the community during this tragic day in Manchester’s history.

United We Stream aims to raise funds to help local charities and Manchester’s nightlife economy, with the charitable event raising over £320K already during the pandemic. The streaming platform regularly sees huge artists in performance, with Manchester’s iconic Haçienda hosting two hugely popular events already, and The Killer’s Brandon Flowers taking to the platform just last week. Tune into the live stream at 7.55pm tonight here.

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