BBC One and BBC Music announces One Love Manchester broadcast plans

BBC One and BBC Music today announces broadcast plans for One Love Manchester, the special concert to be held on Sunday 4 June at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground to honour and raise vital funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack after Ariana Grande’s show last week. 

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.

The BBC One coverage, broadcast from 6.55pm to 10pm, will be presented by Sara Cox and Ore Oduba, with Nick Grimshaw and Anita Rani hosting from backstage and in the crowd.

Between 6.30pm and 10pm, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester will join together to simulcast a programme hosted by Scott Mills, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams and Becky Want live from within Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Between 6.30pm and 7pm, the four presenters - with guests - will be providing all the context and build-up before the concert starts. From 7pm all the live music and action from the concert will be featured with Scott, Jo, Phil and Becky providing a unique commentary especially for radio listeners.

Bob Shennan, Director of Radio and Music says: "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.”

Earlier this week, Tony Hall, Director General said: "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."

All net ticket proceeds from the show will go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

One Love Manchester on BBC One was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, BBC Music. Television coverage of the One Love Manchester concert will be executive produced by Guy Freeman, Editor Special Events and Formats, BBC Studios.

Note to Editors
The BBC schedules will remain flexible if the show overruns.

June 2, 2017 5:57am ET by BBC One  

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