Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sells out in minutes

Ariana Grande

There were concerns that some fans, who had bought tickets through secondary websites, would not be entitled to passes to her One Love Manchester show this weekend but Ticketmaster have extended their registration deadline and are working to verify all ticketholders.

All survivors of Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert will get free tickets to her upcoming benefit concert.

Tickets for the general public went on sale Thursday morning and sold out in lightening-quick time.

"More than 25,000 people applied for them".

A Ticketmaster spokesperson said: "Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made".

TICKETS for the all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bombing have sold out in six minutes as the website selling them struggled under the weight of massive demand. "We are cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible", the company tweeted on Thursday. We thank fans for their patience as we continue to process the registrations.

Grande announced she will return "to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families", while promising to share more details as they unfold.

Tickets have also since been circulating on the Internet via online shopping platforms such as eBay, where they are going for up to 200 British pounds ecah.

The show could see a Take That reunion as Robbie Williams is on the bill as a solo artist, and his former Take That bandmates are also performing.

Scheduled acts include Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Take That, and One Direction's Niall Horan. The Twitter page said they were still organising the ticketing process for that.

Who will the proceeds from tickets go to?

The One Love Manchester concert will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday, June 4 from 7.15pm to 10.15pm.

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