Shameless ticket touts target One Love Manchester concert 3 years ago

Shameless ticket touts target One Love Manchester concert

One Love Manchester, the benefit concert being held to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing, is being targeted by ticket touts.

22 people died when a suicide bomber detonated a home made device following a concert by Ariana Grande last month. Over 50 people were also hospitalised by the attack, some left with life-changing injuries.

This week, it's been confirmed that Ariana will be one of many high profile performers at the concert, which takes place at the city's Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Those that were in attendance for her performance at the Arena on the night of the bombing have also been offered free tickets for the event. However, Ticketmaster have now confirmed that as many as 10,000 applications were made for the free tickets by people who were not at the original concert.

As well as this, some Twitter users have expressed their anger at those trying to make a personal profit from tickets for the event. Some have posted tickets for the event (which were originally sold for £40) online for as much as £500.


eBay, one of the sites on which some of the tickets are being resold, confirmed that they would be monitoring this, adding that they would remove any listing attempting to 'profit unfairly from what happened.'