THE bank holiday weekend ended with a bang for 1,500 lucky fans who got to see their music idol for a bargain basement price.
Pop star Ed Sheeran was in town for an impromptu gig ahead of the release of his new album, X, next month.
While it was a last-minute arrangement, there was fan frenzy inside Vicar Street when the singer took to the stage just after 9pm.
A chilled-out vibe filled the bustling venue and The A Team hit-maker soon relaxed the audience with a string of tracks old and new.
But the English singer who has Irish roots did not have much time to prepare for the gig or hang out with his family as he arrived at the venue just before going on stage.
It was an early night for the singer afterwards due to a busy day travelling and entertaining his fans.
The chart-topper decided to perform in two countries on the same day, warming up with a gig at Koko in London before making his way to Dublin.
There were a lot of disappointed fans who missed the opportunity to see their idol as the tickets, priced at only €10, were snapped up immediately.
Sheeran hit the headlines in Ireland recently after comforting Dublin teenager Triona Priestly (15) before she passed away following a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
He got in touch with her after she revealed it was her dying wish to hear from her music idol.
She slipped into a deep sleep as he sang to her over the phone and died a short time later.