'There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smokey and burnt.
'The explosion sounded like it was inside the building somewhere.'
Abby Mullen from Airdire, North Lanakshire who was at the event said: 'As we were leaving a bomb or explosion went off centimetres in front of me. People's skin and faeces where everywhere including in my hair and on my bag.
'I'm still finding bits of God knows what in my hair. You never ever expect these things to happen to you but this proves it can happen to anybody.
'That sound, the blood and those who were running around clueless with body parts and bits of skin missing will not be leaving my mind any time soon or the minds of those involved.'
Jonathan Yates, 24, from the Wirral, who attended the gig, told MailOnline: 'The concert had finished and the lights came on almost instantly. There was a bang, a weird bang. There were lots of balloons but I thought to myself that can't be a balloon, that's not normal.
'We were sat on the floor level and it came from the higher seats, people were running and screaming. Everyone stopped and I turned to my friend and said 'we need to run'. Everyone was running and screaming and then when we got out it felt a bit more OK.
'I heard five or six bangs that sounded like gunshots. When we got outside people were outside, crying and on their phones.
'You don't think it's something that's going to happen when you go...it was such a nice, fun concert.'
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