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Manchester's musicians are sharing messages of sadness and solidarity after last night's explosion

“There is a light that never goes out.”

MANCHESTER’S MUSICIANS have been paying tribute to the victims of last night’s explosion as the city tries to make sense of the tragic events.

Liam Gallagher in Concert - Berlin Source: DPA/PA Images

Manchester has a rich musical history and produced many iconic acts over the years, from Oasis to Joy Division to The Smiths.

The title of the latter’s 1986 single There Is A Light That Never Goes Out has become a mantra for Mancunians today.

The attack on the Manchester Arena has resonated with members of the local music scene, who have been paying their respects on Twitter.

Liam Gallagher sent ‘love and light’ to the people of his home city:

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order said his own daughter was at the gig, but got home safely.

Q Awards 2016 - London Source: Ian West/PA Wire

Johnny Marr and Elbow’s Guy Garvey offered messages of support and solidarity:

British pop group 'Take That' kick off Germany tour in Hamburg Source: DPA/PA Images

While the members of Take That, who met and formed the group in Manchester, also lent their voices to the tributes.

Take That were due to perform at the Manchester Arena this evening, but it is uncertain if the concert will go ahead.

Elsewhere, names from the worlds of entertainment and sport spoke of their sadness and disbelief, from Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand:

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League - Old Trafford Source: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

To actress Michelle Keegan and ITV host Vernon Kay.

Police have confirmed that children were among the 22 victims of the blast last night, with a further 59 taken to hospital with injuries.

The incident is being treated as an act of terror – British Prime Minister Theresa May has described it as “appalling and sickening”.

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