Brit Awards will honour victims of Manchester terror attack during tonight’s ceremony
The Brit Awards are set to air an emotional tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack tonight.
Tonight, the Brits will air on ITV live from London’s O2 Arena and will feature performances from popular artists including Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Jorja Smith and Stormzy.
This year’s ceremony will be particularly poignant, as a tribute to the Manchester terror attack victims is set to air, which will honour those who died during the horrific incident at an Ariana Grande concert last May.
Reports claim the names of the victims will be screened during the awards ceremony whilst a musical tribute plays.
A source told The Mirror: “It will be the biggest talking point of the night. The whole industry wants to come together to pay their respects to the victims.
“The effects of that terrible night resonated far and wide in the music industry and it’s only right everyone comes together to pay their respects.”
22 people, including children, were left dead and 59 injured after the Manchester terror attack that took place at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017. Following the tragedy, a benefit concert, One Love Manchester, was held on 4 June by Ariana.
Ariana was joined by Take That, Coldplay, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, her boyfriend Mac Miller, Marcus Mumford, Imogen Heap, Victoria Monet and the Parrs Wood High School Choir for the incredible gig. The concert was broadcast in 50 countries worldwide and raised £10 million for the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
The Brit Awards airs tonight (February 21) at 8pm on ITV.