Tickets for the One Love Manchester benefit concert, being held in aid of the victims of the Manchester bombing, have sold out in just six minutes. Due to take place this Sunday at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That and Niall Horan are all set to take to the stage.
When asked by the BBC yesterday how much work was going into planning the event in such a short timeframe, co-producer and head of Live Nation subsidiary Festival Republic, Melvin Benn responded: “To be honest, it’s possibly the hardest task I’ve ever had to undertake. We started the conversations on Friday evening, here we are on Wednesday and the concert is on Sunday. It’s eight-and-a-half days to put it together. It’s an incredible amount of work.”
The concert will be Ariana Grande’s first performance since 22 people were killed and 116 injured by a suicide bomber, following her concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May.