Soulless Scalpers Are Trying To Flip Tickets To Ariana Grande’s Benefit Gig

An assortment of absolute scumdogs – sorry, ‘scalpers’ – have reportedly begun flipping tickets to Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert, the event organised by Ariana Grande after the Manchester Arena bombing. 

One Love Manchester ? June 4th

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Ticketmaster has confirmed that it’ll be nuking scalped passes to the event, which will see artists including Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, and maybe Oasis perform to raise funds for those affected by the tragedy.

That tough – but totally justified – stance comes after tickets to the massive charity gig reportedly sold out in minutes.

Infuriatingly, Ticketmaster also says that nearly 25,000 people applied for the free tickets supplied to anyone who was at Grande’s Manchester gig last month, when only 14,200 were actually in attendance.

In response to that abject fuckery, Ticketmaster has extended the special ticket application deadline “to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.”
Thankfully, other outlets are also trying to curb the ability of soulless bastards to turn a profit off such a tragic incident. Ebay has confirmed it’s actively pulling listings from its platform. 

22 people were killed and 116 were injured in the May 22 blast, which took place immediately after Grande’s show wrapped up.

Source: USA Today / BBC.
Photo: Kevin Mazur / Getty.