LONDON, June 1 (Xinhua) — Around 30,000 tickets for U.S. singer Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester to raise funds for victims of last week’s terror attack sold out Thursday within just six minutes of going on sale.
Ticketmaster said 140,000 people logged onto its site seeking tickets for the One Love Manchester show, which will feature Ariana Grande, the U.S. pop icon who had just finished a sell-out concert at the Manchester Arena on March 22 when suicide bomber Salman Abedi unleashed carnage that left 22 people, including seven children, dead and 116 injured.
A line-up of pop stars, including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katie Perry, Take That, The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Will Pharrell, will also be taking part in the event before a crowd of 50,000 at the city’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium.
Around 20,000 free tickets have been reserved for people who were in the audience at Grande’s Manchester Arena concert.
A spokesman for Ticketmaster said: “Ticketmaster was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for One Love Manchester tickets we had on sale this morning — on the website and our call center was buzzing.”
Grande announced Tuesday she would return to Manchester with the benefit concert and all proceeds would go to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund.