Liam Gallagher honours Manchester bombing victims with ‘Live Forever’ performance at BRIT Awards

He stepped in at the last minute after Ariana Grande was forced to cancel

Liam Gallagher performed Oasis classic ‘Live Forever’ at tonight’s BRIT Awards, as part of a tribute to the victims of last year’s Manchester bombings.

22 people were killed in May last year when suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up in the foyer of Manchester Arena as fans left a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.

Grande was initially scheduled to perform in the tribute, but – according to reports – was forced to cancel at the last-minute. Gallagher was quickly snapped up at the replacement.


At last year’s One Love Manchester tribute concert, LG performed ‘Live Forever’ with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and he performed the same song tonight.

Gary Barlow introduced Gallagher, saying that the One Manchester concert “epitomised the human spirit” and that “hate will never win and fear will never divide us”.


Gallagher recently hit out at the BRIT Awards for being “too scared” to allow him to perform at the ceremony.

The former Oasis turned solo star was nominated for British Male Solo Artist but lost out to Stormzy.

Gallagher recently claimed that the BRITs asked him to present an award instead of performing.

“So the Brit awards have ballooned it again,” said Liam. “All I wanted to do was play LIVE but [they’re] too scared too cosy. The cheeky c**ts asked me if I wanted to host it – are they having a laugh?”