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One Love Manchester concert: Ariana Grande and Take That stand united as police prepare
The pop star organised the benefit gig to commemorate those who lost their lives and were injured in the attack by Salman Abedi at her gig on Monday, May 22.
She will be headlining the show with the British boyband joining a host of other international stars.
Earlier today the musicians posed for the camera as they stood united and gave fans a hint of their determination to make this evening's performance an uplifting one.
Gary Barlow took to Instagram to share a snap of the group alongside the 23-year-old, who could be seen sporting a One Love Manchester jumper.
One Love Manchester concert: Ariana could be seen preparing for the show
A post shared by Gary Barlow (@officialgarybarlow) on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:56am PDT
He simply the captioned the picture: "#OneLove #Manchester."
Police are expecting 130,000 people to attend the concert and they will be patrolling the streets around the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
There is already a strong police presence as fans wait to enter the venue while the stars perform their sound check.
There were fears that the concert would be cancelled following the attack in London last night but Ariana's team asserted the show would go ahead with a "greater purpose”.
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One Love Manchester concert: Police have been patrolling outside Old Trafford
One Love Manchester concert: Scooter said the show would go ahead with a 'greater purpose'
Her manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter this morning after seven people were killed and 48 hospitalised in a terrorist incident at London Bridge.
In a lengthy statement, he noted: "After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honour those lost, injured and affected.
"We plan to honour them with courage, bravery and defiance in the face of fear. Today’s One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue but will do so with greater purpose."
One Love Manchester will air on BBC One at 6.55pm tonight.