Liam Gallagher joined on stage by Richard Ashcroft as the two remember victims of the Manchester bombing

The two icons joined forces to honour those who lost their life in the tragedy last year

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by Richard Ashcroft during his homecoming set in Manchester yesterday evening (August 18) during a performance of ‘Live Forever.’

In front of 50,000 people at the sold-out Emirates Old Trafford ground, Ashcroft joined Gallagher on guitar and vocals as the two paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing last May.

During their performance, a Manchester bee and the number 22 appeared on the screen to remember those who lost their life.

The former Oasis frontman also paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at the gig during a performance of the Beady Eye song ‘Soul Love.’ On Friday (August 17), Gallagher paid a similar tribute whilst headlining Rize Festival saying Franklin had “the best voice in the universe.”

Gallagher was also joined on stage earlier in the evening by former Oasis guitarist Bonehead on what was the 27th anniversary of the band performing their first gig together at The Boardwalk.

“27 years to the day since this shit started,” Gallagher said, before the two performed a host of Oasis classics together including ‘Supersonic’, ‘Some Might Say’ and ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol.’

You can read more fan reaction to the gig on social media below.