Arena concert huge success

Noel Gallagher headlined last night's concert Credit: MEN Syndication

Fourteen thousand music fans flocked to Manchester Arena last night for its official reopening after May's terror attack.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds were the headline act, with other local stars like the Courteeners and Rick Astley on the bill. Peter Kay made a surprise appearance at the venue where he started his career, working as a steward.

The Oasis song 'Don't Look Back in Anger' was a highlight of the show. It became a symbol of the spirit of Manchester in the aftermath of the attack.

He led the crowd in a chorus of Don't Look Back in Anger Credit: MEN Syndication
Young fans at the concert Credit: MEN Syndication
Poet Tony Walsh gave a reading of his poem This Is The Place Credit: MEN Syndication
The Courteeners rock the Arena Credit: MEN Syndication