Ariana Grande’s “One Love” benefit concert, dedicated to helping the victims of a recent attack at her Manchester show last month, is set to air Sunday on ABC and Freeform, TheWrap has confirmed.
Freeform will air the full concert live at 2 p.m. ET, while ABC will air a one-hour highlight special following its NBA Finals game. A host of other networks will carry the international event outside of the United States. The BBC will produce the concert event for television.
In addition to Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas will also perform from the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Grounds in Manchester, England.
“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.”
“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.
Variety first reported the news of the benefit’s television coverage.