Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas join Manchester benefit gig

Another 35,000 tickets on sale to the general public for the event sold out in 20 minutes.

While a Twitter fan account for the concert made the widely-shared claim that the concert "sold out in six minutes", that claim has not been verified by Ticketmaster or Grande's representatives.

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.

A spokeswoman for Ticketmaster said that "over 10,000 unscrupulous applications" had been made on Thursday, with people applying for free tickets despite not attending the original concert.

22 people died and more than 100 were injured in the blast.

"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", the statement continued. "We are cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible".

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.

Calculating ticket touts have tried to get their hands on more than 10,000 free tickets for Sunday's One Love Manchester concert - with some already appearing on resale websites.

'With over 450,000 searches on our site for One Love Manchester over the last 24 hours, demand was always going to be extremely high.

"Uber will make a donation equal to all Uber fares taken to and from the One Love Manchester Concert to the British Red Cross Society for its We Love Manchester Emergency Fund", a notice on the Ticketmaster's United Kingdom website reads.

The ticket seller said that it was aiming to ensure that "opportunists and touts" do not get their hands on tickets for the gig.

BBC TV, Radio and the Capital Radio Networks in the United Kingdom will preempt their regular programming to carry the concert.

  • Leroy Wright


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