Ariana Grande’s ‘One Love Manchester’ to air on ABC, Freeform in the U.S.

June 2 (UPI) — Ariana Grande‘s One Love Manchester benefit show will air Sunday on ABC and Freeform in the United States, and the BBC in the United Kingdom.

“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,” Ben Sherwood, president of Disney|ABC Television Group and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, said in a statement Friday. “ABC and Freeform look forward to sharing the music community’s message of love, hope and resilience.”

Also featuring Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy PerryMiley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas, the show will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Grounds in Manchester, United Kingdom.

All net ticket proceeds from the concert will go towards the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” created by Manchester City Council, in partnership with the British Red Cross, to help those impacted by the bombing at Grande’s May 22 show.

England’s ITV said it moved the Britain’s Got Talent season finale from Sunday to Saturday, so the spotlight could be on the fundraiser, even though network is a BBC competitor.

“Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together, and will raise funds for the Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund. ITV and Britain’s Got Talent have no desire to distract from this important cause, so we have taken the decision to move the Britain’s Got Talent Final from Sunday night,” an ITV spokesperson said in a press release.

The Islamic State claimed credit for the bombing, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more, but police are investigating whether the militant jihadist group directly supported the suspected attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Grande, 23, tweeted she was “broken” following the attack and suspended the remainder of her concert tour.
 
 


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