Ariana Grande’s benefit concert has sold out within 20 minutes of the tickets going on sale.
However, some seats have been reserved for those that attended Ariana Grande’s show at Manchester Arena last Monday. The fans which were eligible, had until approximately 14:00 BTS today to register for them.
Along with Take That, Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, both Robbie Williams and Little Mix have now been added to the concert line-up. Of course without forgetting Grande’s return who suggested the benefit concert.
The One Love Manchester concert will take place this Sunday at Emirates Old Trafford. All proceeds will be going to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund.
The event has been organised for less than two weeks after approximately 22 fans died and 116 were injured during a suicide bombing at Grande’s performance in Manchester.
A statement from Ticketmaster has revealed that the website experienced “remarkable demand” as soon as the tickets went on sale to the general public earlier today.
However, the company was also aware that some original concert goers hadn’t yet registered for their tickets in the allocated timeslot. Therefore, the website extended the time until later this afternoon.
Ticketmaster said: “We would like to reassure any fans who were at the show that they will receive a free ticket.”
“We understand that there are a number of fans who didn’t receive an email this morning with regards to free tickets for One Love Manchester.
“We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify.
“We want to give all fans who were at the show, regardless of where they bought their tickets, every opportunity to register for One Love Manchester.”
Additionally, some of the tickets have already appeared to bidders on eBay, although the company is trying to remove these as soon as they appear on the site.
In accordance to this, Ticketmaster UK said it was “cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible“.
Sunday’s concert will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. It will be broadcasted on BBC One, however it won’t be a live broadcast. The concert is expected to raise more than £2m for the fund in memory of the victims.