Wednesday 19 September 2018

'There is no clash' - Ed Sheeran has not been asked to play royal wedding and will play Phoenix Park on May 19th

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Recent reports stating that Ed Sheeran has been asked to sing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding are unfounded, according to his record label.

Entertainment Tonight this week claimed Ed was officially asked to sing at the nuptials on May 19, striking fear into fans who bought tickets for his Phoenix Park gig that night.

However, a rep for Warner Music states the reports are "not true", adding that "there is no clash" as "no one has asked them to do the royal wedding", adding that Ed will be on stage at the Dublin location as planned.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will host their reception at St George’s Hall on May 19th, before Harry’s father Prince Charles hosts a “private evening reception” for special guests.

Sir Elton John has cancelled gigs he was scheduled to perform that weekend in order to attend the wedding, according to reports.

Ed, meanwhile, will play the Phoenix Park on Wednesday May 16, Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19, 2018.

With a gig the night before the wedding and on the night of the wedding itself, it is unlikely, although not impossible, that he will perform at the royal wedding as the ceremony is at 12 noon.

The Shape of You singer is set kick off his Irish tour at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on May 4 2018, with another two nights at the venue on May 5 and May 6.

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 before hitting Dublin.

Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones top acts tipped for fourth Croke Park date 

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