Chesney and Voice star line up for show
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.”
Chesney Hawkes, left, and Boogie Storm will play the fundraising gig for the families s of Saffie Rose Roussos, top, and Georgina Callendar, right