On Friday morning, ABC officially announced on “Good Morning America” that “One Love Manchester,” Ariana Grande's star-studded benefit concert for the Manchester suicide bombing victims, will be airing live on their networks.
In addition to Grande, Usher, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Niall Hora, Miley Cyrus, and Take That will perform.
Because of the time difference, the live broadcast will air at 2:00 p.m. ET on Freeform, the cable network formerly known as ABC Family. A tape-delayed replay will air later in the day on most ABC broadcast stations after the NBA finals.
The concert will be at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, a stadium that can hold about 50,000 people. That number will include the vast majority of attendees of the Manchester Arena concert that was targeted in the suicide bombing last Thursday.
As of this writing, Ticketmaster has processed 12,000 free tickets of 14,200 available to those who were at the Manchester Arena event. The paid tickets, which sold out in minutes, have been banned from the leading ticket resale markets in the UK, as this is a charity event with all profits going to the British Red Cross's We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.