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Disney|ABC Television Group to broadcast 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert to aid victims & families of Manchester attack


Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 12:15 pm
Freeform to air full benefit concert live, Sunday, June 4, for US audiences
ABC to air one-hour highlight special from concert following the NBA Finals
Disney|ABC Television Group will air the exclusive television broadcast of "One Love Manchester" benefit concert on Sunday, June 4, for U.S. audiences, it was announced Friday.
Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will air the full concert live at 2 p.m. EDT/PDT. ABC will air a one-hour highlight special from the "One Love Manchester" concert 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," said Ben Sherwood, president, Disney|ABC Television Group, and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks. "ABC and Freeform look forward to sharing the music community's message of love, hope and resilience."
The "One Love Manchester" 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 is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Grounds in Manchester, England. 
All net ticket proceeds from the concert 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 www.redcross.org.uk/manchester.
"Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue to honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy," said Grande in an open letter to her fans via her social media channels.
Television coverage of the "One Love Manchester" concert is being produced by the BBC, the host broadcaster.

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