Cork fans already queuing for Ed Sheeran tickets - 70 hours before they go on sale

Cork fans already queuing for Ed Sheeran tickets - 70 hours before they go on sale

Anthony Hayes, Ballyphehane, and Carmel Kelly, aged 20, Farranree, queue for Ed Sheeran (inset) tickets.

ED Sheeran fans have begun queuing for tickets to his Páirc Uí Chaoimh gig - 70 hours before they go on sale, writes Grainne McGuinness.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday morning but some determined souls started queuing outside Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre from 11am yesterday.

The man at the very front of the queue, Anthony Hayes from Ballyphehane, arrived yesterday, armed with a camping stool, blankets and flasks.

“My 9-year-old niece Isabel Lee is a huge fan, so I’m here to make sure we get tickets. They will be her Christmas present,” he said.

Anthony knew he faced a mammoth 70-hour wait but said it will be no bother to him.

“I was here for 24 hours for Coldplay tickets, so I know the drill. This is longer but I have someone relieving me for a few hours so I can go and have a shower so it will be fine."

Carmel Kelly, aged 20, from Farranree was next in the queue with her aunt.

“We heard someone was here queuing so we came down at half four yesterday and joined him.” 

“It is four tickets per person, so we will get eight tickets between us.” 

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