>> Just wanna take this moment to honor the people that were lost or that were taken.>>
It's the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, but from those on stage and in the crowd, a defiant message of resilience and unity.
>> I encourage you to choose love even when it's difficult.>> After recent events in Manchester and London and around the rest of the world, would you please stand for a moment of silence.>> Security tight and visible, 50,000 fans, well-wishers, and survivors arriving under their watchful eye.
Many among them had been at the Ariana Grande concert two weeks ago, at which a suicide bomber killed 22 adults and children.>> I got hit in my upper left thigh and I had to go to hospital and have an operation on it. I'm really excited, like yeah, because I truly enjoy concerts, it's not gonna stop me.
>> Ariana herself back as promised. Joined by artists from both sides of the Atlantic including local heroes, Take That and Liam Gallagher.
Ariana revealing she'd met the mother of the 15 year-old Olivia Campbell, one of the school children who died at the arena.>> I have the pleasure of meeting Olivia's mommy a few days ago and as soon as I met her, I started crying, I gave her a big hug.
And she said that I should stop crying, because Olivia wouldn't have wanted me to cry
She was also joined on stage by children from a Manchester school. The concert's message even more poignant after the attacks in London Bridge the night before in which three attackers killed at least seven and injured many.