Manchester Arena announced on August 16 that it would officially reopen its doors following a tragic terror attack that took place in Manchester earlier this year.
In honor of those who died, an array of stars decided to perform at the #WeAreManchester concert. Among them is former Oasis front man, Noel Gallagher.
However, within minutes tickets had sold out after going on sale at 9am.
Once tickets sold out, hundreds were being resold online at high prices by ticket touts.
The mainly Manchester social media page was encouraging people to keep refreshing their page as they may still be able to get tickets this way.
Some people are still refreshing the page and managing to get tickets. Definitely keep trying if you haven't got them yet. #WeAreManchester— Mainly Manchester (@ManchesterDose) 17 August 2017
However, would-be buyers soon gave up after realizing their chance to attend the concert was over.
been on the website since 8:30 and as soon as they go on sale they sold out!— Ryan Jones (@RyJones93) August 17, 2017
Social media users warned people about purchasing tickets from the touts, as it would be unlikely they would be allowed entry to the concert.
Please don't buy #WeAreManchester tickets from touts. Names are printed on tickets and you need ID so you won't get in!— Joanne Robertson (@TattyJoJangles) 17 August 2017
Really wanted tickets for #WeAreManchester concert as I missed out on the last one but yet again Iam without 😭— ❤️STEPHY❤️ (@pwincess_jones) August 17, 2017
Chance would have been a fine thing!!— Grant Cavanagh (@grantcavanagh) August 17, 2017
On May 22, a suicide bomber attacked the foyer of an Ariana Grande concert, where 22 people tragically lost their lives, and many others were seriously injured.