Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas join Manchester benefit gig

Kristopher Drake
June 7, 2017

All ticket proceeds from the benefit gig are meant to go towards the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

In a statement, Ticketmaster shared that some attendees of Grande's May 22 concert, who originally were promised free entry to Sunday's benefit show, also were unable to get tickets.

British pop star Robbie Williams and U.S. group The Black Eyed Peas will join Ariana Grande at Sunday's charity concert in Manchester for families of the victims of last week's terror attack, organisers said.

However, the company says over 25,000 people applied for the special passes, with many tickets quickly being put up for sale by scalpers on websites like eBay and Viagogo.

A Ticketmaster spokesperson said: "Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made".

The Black Eyed Peas and Robbie Williams will join Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Little Mix and other singing stars at the event in Manchester this Sunday local time.

Those who were at the original concert have been offered free tickets, while the the remainder went on sale for 52 Dollars.

"We would like to reassure any fans that were at the show, that they will receive a free ticket for One Love Manchester, provided we can verify their initial booking", the statement continued.

Some online sellers looking to make a quick buck have placed the tickets for sale on eBay, marking them up by hundreds of dollars.

But those websites are now making efforts to ensure that tickets are offered to the people who actually went to the original gig, rather than those who first purchased the tickets.

On Thursday (30May17), the Black Eyed Peas' Taboo tweeted an image of the show's poster, tagged numerous performers and added @Oasis.

ITV has made schedule changes to avoid the final of Britain's Got Talent clashing with the benefit gig.

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