Noel Gallagher headlining Manchester Arena reopening concert
Manchester Arena has been closed since the horrific attacks outside the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 in which 22 people were killed. The venue is finally set to reopen its doors and the first show will be a benefit fundraiser on September 9 headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and also featuring The Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley, poet Tony Walsh, and more TBA.
Tickets for the concert, titled “We Are Manchester,” go on sale Thursday, August 17 and all profits will go towards establishing a permanent memorial to the victims, which will be built by the new Manchester Memorial Fund.
Oasis’ song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” became a healing anthem in Manchester in the week’s following the attack. Noel’s brother Liam appeared at Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” benefit in June, and criticized Noel for not showing up.