The chart-toppers were singing Down And Dirty when singer Perrie Edwards went off script and dropped the F-bomb. "F*** that Get Down And Dirty", she shouted down her microphone, causing Radio 1 to cut its live broadcast from the main stage. Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson told listeners, and viewers watching the live broadcast on the iPlayer: "Apologies there.
Katy Perry paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack while playing an intimate London show on Thursday night.
As proof that the people of Manchester will not be cowed by fear, around 50,000 music fans gathered together to attend the city's first major gig since the Manchester Arena bombing. Greater Manchester bands The Courteeners, The Charlatans, Blossoms, and Cabbage all took to the stage at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground for the sold-out show, paying emotional tribute to the victims and to the spirit of Manchester at large. Wearing an 'I heart MCR' t-shirt, Courteeners frontman Liam Fray read out a poem in tribute to the city: "A grey Tuesday morning, ‘neath Lancastrian skies.