The 1975 already shared words of love and support for the victims of the Manchester attack, and they recently held a “moment of noise” to honor the emergency responders in the band’s hometown at the Ariana Grande concert last month.
At the 1975's Parklife festival appearance, police, ambulance and fire responders took to the stage in a sign of appreciation for everything they did that day, according to NME.
The mayor of Manchester made an appearance as well, saying nothing, not even acts of terrorism, will let them be divided.
“The terrorists want to change us, they want to divide us—don’t let them win. Don’t let them change Manchester,” mayor Andy Burnham said, reports NME. “The fact you’re here tonight shows we’re not going to be beaten. So Parklife, stick together, stay strong, choose hope over fear and terror – and always choose love over hate.”
He introduced the 1975’s Matty Healy, saying “Manchester, we’ve got a real Mayor here,” and Healy proceeded to explain that the world has already had their moment of silence, and now it’s time to go “fucking mental” to celebrate the people who responded to the events the evening of the attack.
“As these people leave the stage, in celebration of what they’ve done, let’s have a minute of going fucking mental,” Healy says.
Watch the footage below:
The 1975 com o prefeito de Manchester no festival Parklife. pic.twitter.com/eOkviKLnhD
— The 1975 Brasil (@the1975online) June 10, 2017
On May 22, 22 lives were lost at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena in England, and the world has responded with an outpouring of love and support for the victims and their families. Grande herself hosted the “One Love Manchester” event that raised over “$2.6 million in donations over a three-hour period for a special fund” that specifically assists victims of the attack. This is in addition to the $12.9 million already raised for the cause
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