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BBC World Service to broadcast One Love Manchester concert on shortwave radio

By BBC World Service International Publicity
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This Sunday 4th June, BBC World Service will broadcast the One Love Manchester concert on shortwave radio transmitters covering Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and East Asia, bringing this special music event to people around the world who may be unable to access it online.

One Love Manchester will honour and raise funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the attack after Ariana Grande’s concert last week in Manchester, UK. The concert will feature performances by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas.

Territories available to listen on shortwave will include:

  • Sub Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
  • Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Asia, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei and Singapore

Shortwave frequencies:
West Africa
18:00-20:00 GMT – 13660 kHz & 15400 kHz
20:00-21:00 GMT – 9915 kHz & 12095 kHz
18:00-21:00 GMT – 11810 kHz
East Africa
18:00-20:00 GMT – 3255 kHz, 6190 kHz, 7445 kHz, 9410 kHz

20:00-21:00 GMT – 7230 kHz
Asia South
18:00-21:00 GMT – 5920 kHz
Middle East
18:00-19:00 GMT – 6195 kHz
19:00-21:00 GMT – 9885 kHZ
The concert is expected to run from 18:00 to 21:00 GMT. BBC World Service coverage will also include news bulletins at the top of each hour. BBC presenter Nikki Bedi will introduce proceedings for BBC World Service listeners.