A number of well-known pop singers and recording artists are scheduled to perform at a “One Love Malibu” benefit concert next month. The one-day concert event will look to raise money to help those affected by the incredibly destructive Woolsey Fire, which burned much of the wildlife and communities near Malibu, California over the last few weeks. The name of the benefit concert, of course, comes from the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert, which took place in the British city back in June 2017 in response to a bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena the month prior.
The one-day event will be held at One Gun Ranch located just north of Malibu’s scenic oceanfront on Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. As of Thursday, artists including Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Macy Gray, Robin Thicke, Natasha Bedingfield, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters’ drummers Chad Smith and Taylor Hawkins, Brandi Carlile, Rita Wilson, Dorothy and Angel Haze are all reportedly set to perform. Chris Martin of Coldplay was also listed on the event’s initial lineup seen below but has since issued a statement saying he will be in Johannesburg, South Africa on Dec. 2 for the Global Citizen Festival.
All Proceeds from the upcoming event will go to benefit the Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu relief organizations. As of Thursday, the One Love Malibu GoFundMe campaign has raised over $142,000 to help provide families from the destroyed communities with basic clothing essentials.
The fire has since reportedly been 98% contained, but the damage caused by the out-of-control blaze was so massive that its destruction can even be seen from outer space. According to Cal Fire, some 1,500 structures were destroyed by the blaze, while injuring three firefighters and taking the lives of three others. More information on the One Love Malibu benefit concert can be found by clicking here.
Metallica recently donated $100,000 via their All Within My Hands Foundation to aid wildfire relief for the deadly Northern California Camp Fire in the northern part of the state which has claimed an astounding 77 lives.
Sunday, 12/2 One Gun Ranch will be renamed One Love Ranch. One Love Malibu festival will help raise funds to rebuild all of the communities affected by the devastating Woolsey Fire. Music performances, a live auction, incredible eats + more! Get tix: https://t.co/3vMyhaMIek pic.twitter.com/0PQb4G6rQR— WE ARE HEAR (@WeAreHearMusic) November 22, 2018