BBC to air One Love Manchester concert
June 2, 2017
BBC One and BBC Music have announced broadcast plans for One Love Manchester, the special concert to be held on June 4th at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground to honour and raise funds for the victims and families who were affected by the Manchester attack after Ariana Grande’s show last week.
ITV had originally planned to air its Britain’s Got Talent series finale on Sunday evening, but the broadcast has now been moved to Saturday evening to avoid a schedule clash.
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.
As well as being the host broadcaster for international television networks, 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.
Bob Shennan, Director of Radio and Music, said: “The One Love Manchester concert on Sunday will be a very special occasion that resonates throughout Manchester, around the UK and across the globe. BBC Music will unite radio services with BBC One to offer the best possible coverage of this unique national event.”
Tony Hall, BBC Director General, commented: “Bringing the nation together, the BBC is proud to be broadcasting what will undoubtedly be a moving tribute to the victims and their loved ones.”