Sheeran tickets being resold for up to €400

Sheeran tickets being resold for up to €400

Annmarie Kenneally and Aoife Neal, Cobh, with their Ed Sheeran tickets at Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre. Picture: David Keane

TICKETS to Ed Sheeran’s Pairc Uí Chaoimh gig next summer are being resold online for as much as five times their face value.

The pop star sold out his Cork concerts next May when the tickets were released on Saturday morning at 9am.

But now, many of these tickets are being resold online for as much as €400.

These tickets were originally on sale for between €81 and €91.

On a website accessed by the Evening Echo today, a total of 60 tickets were for sale at prices ranging from €226.26 to €396 across the various stands.

These tickets were available in the general admission area, low tier, middle tier and upper tier.

The reselling of coveted concert passes is occurring despite a number of measures taken by Ed Sheeran and his team to clamp down on the extortion of genuine fans.

Ticketmaster has warned that each ticket sold requires ticketholders to provide booking confirmation, a credit card and proof of ID on the night, in order to gain access to the concert.

Meanwhile, more than 300 people were waiting in line at Ticketmaster in Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre secure tickets for the gig.

Anthony Hayes was the first in line, after arriving at 11am last Wednesday. He said it would all be worth it to see the looks on his nieces' faces when gives them their tickets and takes them next year.

"They're going to be super excited. They love him. They're always listening to his music around the house," he said.

Mr Hayes said that the popstar was a good role model for people too.

"He came from nothing. He's so humble. He does a lot for charity. If you met him on Patrick's Street he'd give you his time and take a photo and an autograph," he said.

Carmel Kelly from Farranree was queuing since 4.30pm on Wednesday, and is planning to go with 11 of her family and friends.

She said: "He's unique. He's like one of us. He worked his way up to the top," she said.

While everyone at Merchants Quay was able to secure their tickets, some people reported difficulty with getting them online, with some waiting hours for the sales to process.

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