The Chief led a mass singalong of his anthem after giving a heartfelt tribute at the re-opening of the Manchester Arena on Saturday.
Noel Gallagher led the crowd in an emotional rendition of his Don’t Look Back In Anger anthem.
The Ballad Of The Mighty I singer headlined the We Are Manchester benefit concert on Saturday (9 September), which raised funds for the Manchester Memorial Fund.
Addressing the crowds before singing the 1996 track, he said: “So for any of you that doubt it-and some people doubt that Manchester is the greatest city in England…
“I was sat watching sky news and watching the minute silence. And one girl that was there and sang this song. And I don’t know if you’re here tonight, but I love you.”
After telling the crowds how the song has become an “anthem of defiance,” he added: “And every time you sing we win.
“So sing like you’ve never sung”.
Fellow Mancunians Courteeners and Blossoms also played the event, with them both telling Radio X’s Dan O’Connell what an “honour” it was to be there.
See Noel Gallagher’s full We Are Manchester setlist:
- Everybody’s On The Run
- Lock All The Doors
- Half The World Away
- Heat Of The Moment
- Champagne Supernova
- Little By Little
- Don’t Look Back In Anger
- What A Life!