Following the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester on May 22nd, 2017, the singer has organised a benefit concert. It will be taking place on Sunday 4th June at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
BBC One and BBC Radio have announced that they will be broadcasting One Love Manchester across their entire platform. This includes BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service, and BBC Radio Manchester.
- Ariana Grande
- Justin Bieber
- Miley Cyrus
- Katy Perry
- Take That
- Little Mix
- Robbie Williams
- Pharrell Williams
- Niall Horan
- Black Eyed Peas
- Imogen Heap
While a dozen names have been announced, there’s speculation that there will be some special guests.
HOW DO I WATCH?
BBC Worldwide is coordinating the international effort and has placed the concert with broadcasters in 38 countries so far.
In the UK, you can watch and listen on BBC across all their platforms.
In the US, ABC’s Freeform will be broadcasting the event from 2pm E.S.T., and then a highlights show will be aired later that evening on ABC after the NBA Finals.
Viewers in Asia, South America, Australia, and other parts of Europe will be able to tune into the benefit concert.
The event will be shown by Tencent in China, Globosat in Brazil, TF1’s TMC channel in France, Rai in Italy, pubcasters SVT in Sweden, and NRK in Norway.
In Australia, it will be shown on free TV network, Nine, and cable service, UKTV.
In Canada; Bell, CTV, and Much will broadcast the show.
Streaming services of several TV networks will also show the event. This includes SVT Play and Finland’s YLE Areena.
Viu in Hong Kong and KKBOX in Taiwan will be broadcasting it, too.
Apple Music will be broadcasting the concert across their platforms worldwide.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
- We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
- Manchester Evening News’ GoFundMe page, in partnership with BritishRedCross
Please make sure if you intend to donate, that you do with a verified source
I’M GOING TO THE EVENT, HOW DO I GET THERE?
The event is taking place at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which is approximately 15 minutes from the city centre.
If you’re travelling to Manchester with rail company, Northern, they are providing free train travel on the day of the event with valid One Love Manchester tickets.
FREE RAIL TRAVEL FOR ONE LOVE MANCHESTER CONCERT ON SUNDAY 4 JUNE – with presentation of a valid ticket for the One Love Manchester concert pic.twitter.com/3c0pHjurtN
— Northern (@northernassist) June 2, 2017
If you’re travelling to Manchester with rail company, TransPennine Express, they are providing free travel on the day of the event. You have to buy train tickets, and in order to claim a refund, you have to email email@example.com with copies of your rail tickets, concert tickets, and your postal address. You have 28 days to do so.
— TPE Customer Assist (@TPEassist) June 2, 2017
Metrolink have said they will be providing free tram travel to and from the event, and plan to run later trams to get fans home. All you need to do is show your ticket.
Services run from Manchester City Centre in Piccadilly Gardens, St. Peter’s Square, and Deansgate-Castlefield, to Emirates Old Trafford.
— Manchester Metrolink (@MCRMetrolink) June 2, 2017
There is no parking at the cricket ground, and you are advised to use public transport where possible.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Event organisers have advised that you DO NOT bring bags with you. This is to ensure that everyone attending gets into the event as quickly as possible. Umbrellas are amongst a list of banned items. Make sure you check the weather forecast and wear a coat if it’s going to rain.
A full list of banned items can be found here.
There’s cash machines on site but you might be subject to a service charge. Once you enter the venue you are not allowed back in when you leave, so it’s advised to carry enough cash on you.
Food and drink is not allowed into the venue but both can be purchased inside. Those with special dietary requirements who need to bring anything in with them, are required to provide a doctor’s note.
There will be bars selling alcohol with a strict Challenge 25 policy, so if you’re lucky enough to look under that age, you will need to provide ID, such as a valid passport or driver’s license.
ONE LOVE MANCHESTER CHARITY SINGLE
Ariana Grande has made ‘One Last Time’ the charity single ahead of the benefit concert and it’s available worldwide. At least £0.76p from every purchase on iTunes will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund in coordination with the British Red Cross.
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