Monday 19 February 2018

Cork fans most eager to nab Ed Sheeran tickets - they've been queuing since Wednesday

Ed Sheeran on stage at Croke Park in 2015. Photo: Arthur Carron
Ed Sheeran on stage at Croke Park in 2015. Photo: Arthur Carron

Claire Fox

Fans in Cork have already started queuing for tickets to Ed Sheeran's two Páirc Uí Chaoimh concerts which do not go on sale until Saturday at 9am.

Anthony Hayes from Ballyphehane, Cork, told that he has been queuing since Wednesday in an effort to surprise his 9-year-old niece with tickets for the concert.

"My niece loves him, she's always dancing around in the kitchen to him," he said.

Anthony said that the queue has now increased to 11 people, with everyone taking it in turns to go for food and toilet breaks in order to keep their precious places in the line.

"I've a seat and a blanket because we are obviously camping out at night. Last night we got Four Star pizza and Red FM sent us down food today," he added.

With Ed Sheeran set to be the first act to play in the renovated Cork venue next year on May 4 and 5, Anthony can't wait for the boost it will bring to the city.

"It'll bring so many people to the city and so much business which Cork badly needs," said Anthony who is preparing to go to Coldplay in Croke Park on Saturday.

Ticketmaster employees in Dublin do not expect Ed Sheeran fans to start queuing for tickets until tomorrow. 

Sheeran's other 2018 Irish concert dates include: 9 May in Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields, 12-13 May in Pearse Stadium Galway and 16 and 18 May in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

Ed Sheeran will play seven stadium gigs in Ireland in 2018 

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