Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:04am ET by Pressparty
The 1975 honour victims of Manchester attack during set
The 1975 held a “moment of noise” last night (June 10) at the Parklife festival in Manchester to honour the victims of last month's terror attack.
The band were headlining and before taking to the stage, the Mayor of Manchester, Andy 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... always choose love over hate.”
He then introduced The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, who said: “I think we’ve all spent a lot of time mourning since what happened.
“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. He continued, gesturing to the emergency services, “As these people leave the stage... in celebration of what they’ve done, let’s have a minute of going fucking mental.”
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