One of the biggest star-attractions at the event, 25-year-old Lady Gaga performed to two numbers and stole the show — “Born This way” and “Marry The Night.”
One of the biggest star-attractions at the event, 25-year-old Lady Gaga performed to two numbers and stole the show — “Born This way” and “Marry The Night.”

It was raining stars in the Manchester arena with Lady Gaga leading the power-packed performances along with Coldplay and Gary Barlow during a concert on Thursday.

The charity event "Children in Need Rocks Manchester," organised by "Take That" singer and X Factor judge, Gary Barlow, took place at the MEN arena.

One of the biggest attractions at the event was 25-year-old Lady Gaga who performed to two numbers - "Born This Way" and "Marry The Night," and stole the show.

The event included top performances from Elbow, Jessie J, Michael Buble, JLS, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa, Andrea Bocelli, Hugh Laurie and N-Dubz.

Barlow, who organised the same event previously at the Royal Albert Hall in 2009, performed the "Take That" hit "Back for Good" on the piano and hailed Coldplay as the biggest band in the world.

"When they asked this year I said I'll definitely do it but I think we need to move it out of London," the BBC has quoted Barlow as saying.

Cheryl Cole, who was to duet with Barlow at the event, was forced to pull out due to a sore throat. Barlow, who sang alone said: "I didn't want to replace her because it was going to be such a nice moment for her tonight. She's gutted. Who knows, we might be able to do a duet another time," as quoted by the Mirror.

The concert was presented by Fearne Cotton, James Tennant and Chris Moyles.