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Everything you need to know about Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert

Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber turned out for the 'One Love' show.

By Natasha Harding
Ariana Grande

To remember the victims and families affected by the Manchester bombing attack last month, Ariana Grande returned to the city with a slew of the world’s most talented musicians to perform a ‘One Love’ benefit concert.

Here’s everything you need to know from the spectacular night:

The celebrities who performed:

Ariana Grande (obvs), Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan, Robbie Williams, Marcus Mumford and more.

Video messages also came in from Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato, Chainsmokers, Jennifer Hudson, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Bastille, Sam Smith and more.

The crowd took a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the attack.

Ariana reveals she changed the set list right before the concert

After meeting the mother of victim Olivia Campbell-Hardy a few days prior, who told Ariana that Olivia would have wanted her to play her biggest songs at her show, Ariana scrapped the existing playlist to honour the late fan's wishes.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia's mummy a few days ago and as soon as I met her I started crying and gave her a big hug,” Ariana explains. “She told me to stop crying as Olivia wouldn't want me to cry and said Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits.”

It was here that Ariana tried to hold back tears, before continuing, "We had a totally different show planned and had a rehearsal but changed everything. Tonight has been filled with love and fun and bright energy, so thank you for that.”

Ariana Grande sung a duet of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ with Miley Cyrus:

As well as ‘Where Is The Love?’ with the Black Eyed Peas:

Katy Perry took to the stage and performed ‘Roar’:

“It’s not always easy to choose love, right? Especially in moments like this it can be difficult," she said. "But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And this love that you choose will give you strength, and it’s our greatest power.”

Katy also had pictures of the victims printed on the back of her dress in a display of solidarity.

Justin Bieber held back tears before singing 'Love Yourself':

"What an amazing thing we're doing tonight, would you not agree?" Bieber asked the crowd cheered. "Would you agree that love always wins? Love always wins in the end. I want to take this moment to honour the people that were lost or were taken. We love you so much. To the families we love you so much. Put both hands up to honour those people right now,” he said. “Everybody say, ‘We honour you. And we love you.’”

Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, took to the stage as well to deliver a moving message, “Evil will test us. It will show its face again. But we will be ready. We will be great. We will be fearless and we will honour our children. Hatred will never win. Fear will never divide us because on this day we stood with Manchester.”

Where to watch the 'One Love' Manchester Benefit in Australia

The 'One Love' benefit will be streamed from midday AEST on Sydney's KISS FM and airs tonight on Channel 9 at 8:40pm AEST.