Global Broadcasters On Board for One Love Manchester Benefit Concert


ABC, CTV and BBC One are among the broadcasters planning to air One Love Manchester, the special concert to be held on June 4 to honor and raise funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack after Ariana Grande’s show last week.

The concert will feature performances by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That and Niall Horan, with added acts today including Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas. All net ticket proceeds from the show will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

BBC Worldwide has already arranged for 42 territories across five continents to take the show live, including the U.S., Brazil, China, France and Australia.

In the U.K., the concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Manchester, as well as commercial radio.

Disney|ABC Television Group will air the exclusive broadcast of One Love Manchester for U.S. audiences. Freeform will air the full live event, starting at 2 p.m., while ABC will run a one-hour highlight special from the concert following the NBA finals. The charity concert will air commercial-free in Canada on CTV, CTV GO, Much, VRAK, and be presented by iHeartRadio across Canada on Virgin Radio stations.

“Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy,” said Grande. “So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue to honor the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart every day and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”

Bob Shennan, the director of BBC Radio and Music, said: “The One Love Manchester concert on Sunday will be a very special occasion that resonates throughout Manchester, around the U.K. and across the globe. BBC Music will unite radio services with BBC One to offer the best possible coverage of this unique national event.”