Tickets For Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Sold Out In Under 6 Minutes
Tickets for Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert, for the victims of the recent terror attack at Manchester Arena, went on sale Thursday. Within a matter of minutes, they were sold out.
There were roughly 45,000 tickets available for the show, according to People, and as the Twitter account for the concert confirmed, they had all been purchased in under six minutes.
Fans who were at the original concert were offered free tickets by registering with Ticketmaster UK, though it appeared some were unable to get any.
“We understand that there are a number of fans who didn’t receive an email this morning with regards to free tickets for One Love Manchester,” Ticketmaster UK said in a statement online. “We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify.”
“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.
The company reopened the registration site following the sale, though it is now closed. Fans needed their original booking confirmation in order to be verified.
Ticketmaster UK also took action against those who tried reselling their tickets by canceling their orders.
Stars like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and former One Directioner Niall Horan are all signed on to perform, as are Pharrell and Coldplay.
Proceeds from the benefit show, which will take place this coming Sunday at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium, will go to Red Cross’ We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. According to People, the concert is expected to raise over $ 2 million for the victims of the tragic attack and their families.