The 1975 led a “moment of noise” last night (June 10th) in tribute of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
Ahead of the bands headline set at Parklife Festival in Manchester, The 1975’s Matt Healy asked fans to join him in a moment of defiant noise instead of silence to honour the 22 people who lost their lives after the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
“I think we’ve all spent a lot of time mourning since what happened.” Healy told the crowd.
“But this is a music festival and we’ve had our silence. We didn’t want to do a moment of silence, we wanted to do a moment of noise.”
Check out some fan footage of Matt’s speech below:
The 1975 com o prefeito de Manchester no festival Parklife. pic.twitter.com/eOkviKLnhD
— The 1975 Brasil (@the1975online) June 10, 2017
The 1975 were joined on stage by Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham and members of the police, ambulance and fire services who were involved in helping on the night of May 22nd.
Addressing the audience newly appointment Mayor Burnham said “on the night of the attack and every hour since, our police, our NHS staff, our fire staff, all of our public services have been working to help people affected by the tragedy, to identify those responsible, and to bring us all together.”
“Tonight we think about all of those families who lost loved ones, we think about those who were injured, and those who were traumatised by the attack.”
“And I’m here to thank you for your solidarity with them, for your solidarity with each other, and for staying true to what our city, Manchester, is all about.”
“The terrorists want to change us, they want to divide us – don’t let them win. Don’t let them change Manchester.”
“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.”
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