More than 10000 'unscrupulous applications' for Manchester benefit gig tickets

The tickets sold out in just six minutes when they went on sale, with Ticketmaster saying: "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". "We are happy to report that there are thousands of fans who successfully purchased tickets during the general onsale".

eBay said they were immediately remove any listings attempting to profit unfairly from the terror attack which killed 22 people and left dozens more injured. "We are cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible".

But Ticketmaster has now revealed some "10,000 unscrupulous applications" have been made for free tickets.

The concert will take place this Sunday, June 4, and the net proceeds - an expected 2 million pounds - will go to the Red Cross' "Manchester Emergency Fund", according to Ticketmaster.

"We welcome the efforts of site operators to clamp down on resales and we would urge people to think twice about buying any tickets through social media or from touts outside the event on the night". 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. "All tickets for this event will most certainly be removed by the team who are doing manual sweeps to pick up any that slip through".

Ian Hopkins, Police Chief Constable for Greater Manchester, said that the families of most of the victims of the Manchester attack supported the concert.

The venue has a 50,000 capacity and the gig will be live broadcasted on BBC TV and radio, so don't be sad if you missed out on tickets.

Ariana Grande will play the special concert at Emirates Old Trafford as well as Coldplay, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Take That, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Niall Horan from One Direction, Little Mix and Robbie Williams.

  • Salvatore Jensen