Ch­es­ney and Voice star line up for show

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @jamie_lopez1

ASPE­CIAL memo­rial event for the Tar­leton vic­tims of the Manch­ester at­tack will fea­ture Ch­es­ney Hawkes plus stars of Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent and The Voice.

The One Voice One Love memo­rial con­cert will be held at Tar­leton Academy, with funds be­ing raised to cre­ate memo­ri­als for Ge­orgina Cal­len­dar and Saffie Rose Rous­sos.

The show has at­tracted huge in­ter­est within the vil­lage and be­yond, and tick­ets are now com­pletely sold out.

Ge­orgina, 18, and eightyear-old Saffie were killed by the sui­cide bomb set off after the Ari­ana Grande con­cert in Manch­ester last month.

As well as One And Only singer Ch­es­ney Hawkes, there will be per­for­mances from The Voice 2016 win­ner and Lib­erty X mem­ber Kevin Simm; the Boo­gie Storm group of danc­ing stormtroop­ers which won Si­mon Cow­ell’s love on Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent last year; and teenage Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent singer Henry Gallagher.

A fur­ther two acts will be an­nounced be­fore the event, which will take place next week.

There will also be a short video from Ari­ana Grande’s One Love con­cert in Manch­ester as well as a host of video mes­sages from artists who were un­able to at­tend.

Ca­ter­ing will be pro­vided on site with a per­cent­age of all prof­its go­ing to­wards the fund.

While a con­cert of this scale would usu­ally cost tens of thou­sands of pounds to or­gan­ise, the com­mu­nity has come to­gether to such an ex­tent that such things as sound en­gi­neers, video en­gi­neers, se­cu­rity, pedes­trian bar­ri­ers, large out­door screen, a pro­fes­sional stage, gen­er­a­tors and much more have all been do­nated.

All the artists ap­pear­ing at the event have also agreed to per­form free, with all pro­ceeds from the con­cert be­ing do­nated to Saffie and Ge­orgina’s fam­i­lies, and to Tar­leton Com­mu­nity Pri­mary School and Run­shaw Col­lege to pro­vide a last­ing memo­rial.

The or­gan­is­ers of the event are hop­ing not only to cre­ate a fit­ting memo­rial, but also to give chil­dren in the vil­lage the ex­pe­ri­ence of a safe con­cert where they can en­joy them­selves with­out worry.

Writ­ing on a web­page set up for the event, the or­gan­is­ers said: “The event will be held en­tirely out­side and ev­ery­one will be able to en­joy the con­cert live.

“Rain will not put us off hav­ing the event out­side, so come pre­pared!

“We are sure it will be a night to re­mem­ber and an op­portu- nity to show our sup­port to alll the vic­tims and fam­i­lies s af­fected by the Manch­ester r at­tack as well as the vic­timss and those af­fected in our own n com­mu­nity, Saffie and Geor- gina.”

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Ch­es­ney Hawkes, left, and Boo­gie Storm will play the fundrais­ing gig for the fam­i­lies s of Saffie Rose Rous­sos, top, and Ge­orgina Cal­len­dar, right

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