Ticket touts attempt to cash in on Manchester charity 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", ticket distributor Ticketmaster said in a statement, Fox News reported. This person paid £80 for 2 tickets for a charity concert and if they sell will make a profit of £320.

More than 10,000 "opportunists or touts" falsely claimed they were at the scene of the Manchester attack in order to get free tickets for the upcoming benefit concert, according to Ticketmaster.

"We would like to reassure any fans that were at the show that they will receive a free ticket for One Love Manchester, provided we can verify their initial booking".

You've got to be one sick individual to buy One Love Manchester tickets just to resell for profit on eBay...

Grande is returning to Manchester for the performance on Sunday, which comes less than a fortnight after 22 people were killed by a bomb attack after the popstar performed at the Manchester Arena.

Earlier, they revealed all fans who attended Grande's targeted gig at the Manchester Arena will be given free passes to the benefit concert, regardless of where they purchased their tickets.

Shocked social media users have hit out at ticket scalpers, labelling them "scum of the earth" and "sickening".

The concert's entire proceeds will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, created by the Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross to help victims of the attack and surviving family members, ABC reported.

Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Pharrell Williams and One Direction's Niall Horan are among those lined up to take the stage alongside Ariana Grande for the fundraising gig on June 4. We are actively removing all listings & restricting sellers who try to.

The BBC will broadcast the concert live on BBC One, and across BBC radio with TV coverage airing from 6.55pm to 10pm, fronted by Sara Cox and Ore Oduba.

  • Salvatore Jensen