Star-Studded Manchester Benefit Concert to Air Live in U.S.

Jun 2, 2017  •  Post A Comment

This weekend’s big benefit concert for victims of the terrorist bombing in Manchester, England, will air live in the U.S. on Freeform, with a subsequent highlight special to air on ABC.

The One Love concert, taking place this Sunday, June 4, was arranged by Ariana Grande, who had just performed a concert at Manchester Arena on May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured at least 116 at the venue. For this Sunday’s show at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Grande will be joined by a lineup of A-list talent, with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and Usher all on the bill.

Variety reports that the event will be televised in 38 countries, including a live U.K. broadcast by BBC One, with additional broadcasters still signing on.

E! News reports that the live Freeform telecast will take place starting at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. ABC plans a one-hour highlight special to air after the NBA Finals.

In a statement, Ben Sherwood, president of Disney|ABC Television Group and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, said: “This Sunday, when Ariana Grande and her friends return to the stage, the world will stand united with families in Manchester and across the United Kingdom. ABC and Freeform look forward to sharing the music community’s message of love, hope and resilience.”

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  1. Freeform should be promoting this better so people will look for it and find out where it is on their television system. Great opportunity for them as many people will want to see this.

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