At 10am today, tickets for Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert went on sale to the general public, with it being reported that the 50,000-capacity gig sold out in just six minutes.
Ariana arranged the gig to aid victims of last week’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, which saw 22 people lose their lives and countless others suffer serious injury after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a homemade nail bomb at the end of her sold-out show.
The star called in a host of her famous friends, including Justin Bieber and Niall Horan, to perform at this Sunday’s benefit, with all proceeds from the concert going to the Red Cross Manchester Emergency Fund.
Everybody who was at Ariana’s concert on Monday May 22 are entitled to free tickets to this Sunday’s show, and it is believed that a host of spaces are still reserved for fans who have not yet claimed their free places.
Ticketmaster said in a statement: “We would like to reassure any fans who were at the show that they will receive a free ticket.”
Initially, some concertgoers who bought their tickets to Ariana’s show through secondary websites were left concerned that they will not be able to apply for their free tickets to Sunday’s gig, but Ticketmaster are now working hard to ensure that all who attended the show get their free tickets, regardless of where they bought the initial tickets from.
They told the BBC: “We are doing everything possible to extend the offer to all fans we can verify were at the show.”
One Love Manchester will be held at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium and it is expected to raise over £2million for the Red Cross fund, with Ariana also due to spend time with victims of the attack during her visit to the British city.
The concert will also be broadcast by the BBC this Sunday, although times are yet to be confirmed ITV have already announced that they have moved the Britain’s Got Talent live final to Saturday night to avoid clashing with the gig.
Fans attending Sunday’s show have been asked not to bring bags to avoid delays going through security.