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Tickets for Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sell out

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:07

Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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Ariana Grande back in Manchester for a star-studded benefit concert. The 23-year-old American singer will be joining her celebrity friends at the Manchester Cricket ground for a concert honouring the victims of the bombing attack less than two weeks ago. In a statement Grande said she hoped to "honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy". Tickets for the all-star performance on June 4 sold out within minutes on Thursday. "One Love Manchester" will be headlined by Grande alongside stars Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Black Eyed Peas among others. Grande's concert was hit by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and wounded 116 on May 22. The singer promised free tickets for fans who attended the previous concert. They had until Thursday afternoon to claim the complimentary tickets to Sunday's performance. Proceeds from the tickets sold will go to the Emergency Fund 'We Love Manchester', set up to help families and victims affected by the attack. "One Love Manchester" will be broadcast on British television.

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Tickets for Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert sell out

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:07