Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert tickets have already sold out within a few days of being announced. On 22nd May 2017, a suicide bomb had gone off just after Ariana finished her performance at the Manchester Arena. It took 22 innocent lives, and injured over 100 concert-goers. The proceeds from this benefit concert, which will also have many other international artists, will go to welfare of those who’ve suffered.
The benefit concert will be held on Sunday 4th June. Fans who’d attended Ariana’s previous concerts will be let in for free. Ticketmaster said that 14,200 tickets are kept aside for them. They have received 10,000 fake applications stating they had attended the concert. The company’s UK arm is making sure that the free tickets reach the ones who’d actually attended and not the opportunists who are touting themselves as fans to get free tickets.
On 22nd May 2017, a suicide bomb went off in the area connecting the Manchester Arena and the Manchester train station a few minutes after Arian’s concert was over. The police identified 22-year old Salman Abedi as the main culprit behind the bombing. 16 more people were held responsible for the bombings, however two of them have been released without any charges.
A very affected Grande posted on social media apologizing for the unfortunate incident and that she would do anything she can to make the lives of those who have suffered. She acknowledged her fans’ bravery and said that they inspire her.
There will be many artists performing at the benefit concert, which include - Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, and Niall Horan. The proceedings of the One Love Manchester benefit concert will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund founded by the Manchester City Council along with British Red Cross.
The benefit concert was arranged in haste, but everything turned out just fine. It will live-telecasted on BBC in the UK, and on ABC and Freeform in the US.
The benefit concert will be held at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground.