It was perhaps the biggest surprise of the night that took place at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. Rumours and speculation had be swirling around all day that Oasis – or at least Liam and Noel Gallagher – would reunite for the concert which was held to raise money for the victims and families of those killed in the Manchester Arena bombing last month.
In the end, it was Gallagher minor who appeared with his band and then launched into a version of Oasis’ ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’. He then performed his new single, ‘Wall Of Glass’, before being joined by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin for a stripped back version of ‘Live Forever’. You can see the footage below.
Introducing the song, Gallagher said: “Now I wanna dedicate this next song to the beautiful people who were killed and injured in the Manchester terror attack.”
It was particularly poignant moment considering the barrage of insults Gallagher has lobbed at Martin over the years. Last year he opined that the Coldplay singer looked like “…he’s in [kids TV show] The Tweenies” while in 2006 he claimed that Martin looked like “…a geography teacher” while Coldplay were a “…bunch of students”.
Twenty-two people died and over 100 were injured after a suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on May 22. The attack occurred as a show by singer Ariana Grande came to a close.
Yesterday’s show featured performances from Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Marcus Mumford, Take That, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, One Direction’s Niall Horan, Usher, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Earlier in the show, Chris Martin performed Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ with Ariana Grande.
The British Red Cross says that the One Love Manchester concert raised more than £2.35 million to “help alleviate immediate suffering and ensure victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties."