Stars Added to Grande's Manchester Concert

"Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for One Love Manchester tickets we had on sale this morning - 140,000 fans were on the website and our call centre was buzzing", Ticketmaster said in a statement. Sadly 10,000 heartless people tried to blag tickets as well.

Little Mix, Robbie Williams, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan and Black Eyed Peas will also perform at the event at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

However, resale sites have already seen a surge in tickets being uploaded to their platforms, with some even being sold for ten times more than the original £40 ticket price.

Councillor Sue Murphy said the money would be "distributed to those who need it, and when they need it most". Twenty-two people died outside the show.

"To help us verify that fans were at the show, they must register on this link https://manchester_benefit.ontouraccess.com/ and provide their booking reference and information about where they bought their ticket, including the venue box office, or primary and secondary ticketing websites".

It took all of six minutes for tickets to sell out to Ariana Grande's benefit concert for the Manchester Arena bombing victims.

"We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify".

One Love Manchester will air live on BBC One on June 4 at 6pm.

Tickets of a tribute concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande for the Manchester bombing victims were sold out within 20 minutes of their release today.

But popular online shopping site eBay is taking action against the ticket touts who are trying to take advantage of the special event.

All ticket proceeds from the benefit gig are meant to go towards the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Ticketmaster set aside 14,000 free tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the singer's Manchester Arena gig when the attack happened.

Another user, Karl, wrote: "Over the moon to be attending One Love Manchester on Sunday and not forgetting that we are supporting those affected".

While another tweeter said those who are attempting to re-sell "should be ashamed".

  • Carolyn Briggs