Ariana Grande isn’t letting hate win and in a show of extreme strength and dedication to her fans – she’s heading back to Manchester this weekend for ‘One Love Manchester’. The concert will give all of its proceeds to benefit victims and those who lost their lives, as well as their families, in the terrorist attack that took place at Ariana’s concert last month.
When Ariana broke her silence after the event, her statement filled the hearts of everyone with a sense of pride and also a spark of motivation to push through the fear and to continue moving forward.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 26, 2017
When the news broke that she’d be putting on a benefit concert, it was also revealed that everyone who attended her Manchester concert would be provided with free tickets, those who wanted to purchase them could do so for 52 dollars. This would allow a lot of people to help support the cause financially and in spirit.
Ticketmaster made a statement about the concert and how many fans got to purchase tickets in the general on sale, which lasted no more than six minutes.
‘With over 450,000 searches on our site for ‘One Love Manchester’ over the last 24 hours, demand was always going to be extremely high. We are happy to report that there are thousands of fans who successfully purchased tickets during the general on sale.‘
However, there was also some terrible behavior on behalf of ‘opportunists’ who tried to apply for the free tickets – pretending that they were in attendance even though they were not. There have also been tickets on sale for over 350 dollars. Many people have called out this disturbing behavior and it’s being looked into right now. While it should go without saying, and it shouldn’t ever happen anyway – it shows lousy character to try to be making a dollar off of this concert.
Ariana will be taking the stage as well as Little Mix, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, and One Direction’s Niall Horan.
The show will also be broadcast and we’re sure it’ll be available soon for people to watch who were unable to attend the show in person. We’re sending our love and well wishes to every celebrity involved as well as everyone in the audience. It’s a show of bravery, going back to a city that now holds pain, and trying to right it instead.
‘…but I knew him’