Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” will be carried live on cable channel Freeform (formerly ABC Family) at 2 p.m. Sunday, ABC announced Friday. ABC will air a one-hour highlight special Sunday night following the NBA Finals.
“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 Network, said in a statement. “ABC and Freeform look forward to sharing the music community’s message of love, hope and resilience.”
The concert will feature performances by Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas. The concert will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Grounds in Manchester.
All net ticket proceeds from the concert — which sold out in six minutes — will go toward the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross. Donations can be made by visiting redcross.org.uk/manchester
The benefit will take place 13 days after a terrorist attack at Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena killed 22 people and wounded scores more.
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