ONE LOVE MANCHESTER SELLS OUT IN MINUTES; LITTLE MIX & ROBBIE WILLIAMS JOIN LINE-UP 76

Tickets for the Manchester benefit concert have sold out within 6 minutes of going on general sale with some of the 45,000 being reserved for those who had attended Ariana Grande’s show at Manchester Arena. Those fans however only had until 4pm yesterday to register their interest.

Thousands of shameless individuals also applied for the free tickets, despite not even being at the original Manchester show where 22 people lost their lives. Ticketmaster responded by saying:

“We have set aside tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the Ariana Grande concert to attend One Love Manchester for free. More than 25,000 people applied for them. Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made. At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can – including extending today’s deadline – to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.”

The demand for tickets has seen a number of issues arise, including touts selling tickets for up to 10 times their face value on Ebay and fans who HAD been at Ariana’s Manchester Arena show having problems registering for the free tickets.

Ticketmaster said in a statement yesterday:

“We understand that there are a number of fans who didn’t receive an email this morning with regards to free tickets for One Love Manchester. We worked through the night and verified thousands of original bookings although there were some we could not verify. We want to give all fans who were at the show, regardless of where they bought their tickets, every opportunity to register for One Love Manchester. We would like to reassure any fans who were at the show that they will receive a free ticket.”

Commenting on the touts who were buying and reselling tickets for the concert at inflated prices, they said this morning that the company was:

“…cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible”.

The news that touts were once again hoping to make ridiculous amounts of money off the back of tickets for a benefit concert also outraged social media users.

It was also announced today that global pop sensations Robbie Williams and Little Mix have been added to the already impressive line-up of Ariana, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Pharell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, for the concert which takes place this Sunday at Emirates Old Trafford.

Proceeds from the concert are to be donated Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund and the show will be broadcast across the BBC networks. ITV have also made a couple of changes to its upcoming schedule including moving the Britain’s Got Talent final from Sunday to Saturday to avoid clashing with the benefit gig.

 

 

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RAG N BONE MAN CONFIRMED FOR 2018 BRIT AWARDS 15

We are so pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough awards Rag’n’Bone Man will be performing live at this year’s award ceremony on 21 February. He will join an already exceptional line-up which so far includes Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Sam Smith and Stormzy.

In the last year, Rag’n’Bone Man has broken the record for fastest-selling UK male debut of the decade with his 3x Platinum No. 1 album  ‘Human’ which has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Rag’n’Bone Man said: “Jheez! 2017 has flown by super quick. Its pretty mental to think that I bagged two awards at The BRITs last year and now I’m heading back to perform. I’m looking forward to being a part of the celebration with everyone. It’s going to be a good one for sure!”

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Rory epitomises how dreams can come true. He has had the most amazing 12 months and I’m so delighted to see him back where it all started.”

The 38th BRIT Awards will be hosted by Jack Whitehall at The O2, London and broadcast live on ITV. We can’t wait for Rag’n’Bone Man to bring his talent to the stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and includes live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.

FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED FOR BRIT AWARDS 2018 26

We are so delighted to announce that four-time BRIT winners and one of the world’s most successful bands Foo Fighters will perform on The BRITs stage for the first time on 21 February.

The international superstars will deliver one of their legendary live performances alongside performances from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Dua Lipa.

Foo Fighters have sold more than 25 million records and sold out countless world tours. The band’s acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’ was their fourth to hit No.1 in the UK charts on release in September, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury – which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever – will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”

With four BRIT Awards under their belt winning International Album in 2008 and International Group in 2008, 2012 and 2015 we can’t wait for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to bring the incredible Foo Fighters energy to The BRITs stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and include live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.