Yesterday was the first anniversary of the hideous concert bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people leaving an Ariana Grande gig. Along with a national minute of silence in the UK and a singalong, there were some calls to establish an annual music event that would benefit victims of terrorism.
The idea was first floated by Andrew Roussos, father of Saffie, the youngest of the people killed last May. He told the BBC:
Mr Roussos, from Lancashire, said after losing Saffie his life “will never be OK again”.
“I dread the thought of Saffie’s life being remembered as a two-minute silence in a church service.
“I want to put on a concert for the world to stop and listen.”
Mr Roussos has already begun to contact some very big names for what he calls “a modern day Live Aid.” Calls have been put into the people representing U2, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. If he’s successful, the Lancashire Cricket Club has agreed to host the event on August 19.