Saturday 18 January 2020

Here's what Ed Sheeran's policy on ticket touting is for his Irish gigs

Ed Sheeran (Yui Mok/PA)
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Ed Sheeran announced yesterday that he will play seven Irish gigs next year - but he won't tolerate ticket touts.

His last two Irish shows at the 3Arena, Dublin, sold out within minutes, with tickets being resold for a huge markup on touting sites almost immediately.

However, fans have been informed by Sheeran and his team that tickets from second-hand sources will not be tolerated at his upcoming gigs.

In a press release announcing the tour, it is specified that any tickets that are resold will not be valid, and ID will be needed to gain entry to the show. 

"Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using secondary ticketing websites for profit. On this tour, any tickets that are resold will not be valid – this means no profit to touts and no one getting ripped off," reads the statement.

"On all the stadium dates you will be required to bring your tickets, booking confirmation and credit card, plus a valid form of ID or you will not be granted entry to the show."

Ed will play Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast, kicking off at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on May 4 2018, with a second date at the venue on May 5.

He will then play Boucher Road Playing Fields, in Belfast on May 9 before Galway's Pearse Stadium on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13.

His Dublin dates will see him play the Phoenix Park on Wednesday May 16 and Friday May 18.

Tickets on sale Saturday July 8 at 9am.

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