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Tickets to Ed Sheeran's Ipswich gigs go on resale

PUBLISHED: 14:14 04 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:13 04 March 2019

Ed Sheeran tickets in Ipswich have now been launched on official resale sites. Picture: KEVIN WINTER WireImage.com

Ed Sheeran tickets in Ipswich have now been launched on official resale sites. Picture: KEVIN WINTER WireImage.com

Kevin Winter

If you didn't get tickets first time around, now is your chance to see Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park in August - as official websites launch resale tickets.

Ed Sheeran is performing four homecoming gigs over the August bank holiday weekend and the Friday and Saturday shows have proved to be popular having completely sold out.

Fans will now have a second chance to get their hands on tickets as the official websites for purchasing tickets - Ticketmaster.co.uk, Altickets.com, Gigantic.com and AXS.com - have put a number of tickets on resale.

Availability is dependent on the number of original buyers who can no longer make the shows and have decided to sell their tickets as a result.

Official tickets are on sale from £90.75 (includes booking fees) and fans who purchase them from these sites can be confident that they are the real deal.

The official sites that have not got resale tickets available are eventtravel.com, seetickets.com and myticket.co.uk

Many other unauthorised sites such as viagogo have been selling tickets online for over 14 times their value.

However a statement on Sheeran’s official website reads: “Any Ed Sheeran ticket offered for resale elsewhere, either on or offline (including viagogo or any other unauthorised source including all secondary ticket retail websites), will result in the entire original booking being cancelled.

“The original purchaser and their party will be refused admission and any other purchases they hold will also be cancelled.”

Viagogo responded: “All tickets on viagogo are valid and it is perfectly legal to resell a ticket or give it to someone else if you want to. viagogo is a marketplace and doesn’t buy or sell tickets. viagogo does not set ticket prices, sellers set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value. The reality is that any tickets listed at silly prices rarely if ever sell.

The representative continued: “Event organisers sometimes make claims that they will deny entry to people who have purchased resold tickets. These types of entry restrictions are highly unfair and in our view, unenforceable and illegal. Therefore, as with all tickets on our platform, viagogo customers should feel confident that they will gain entry to the event, and that is why we back every ticket with the viagogo guarantee.

“Ed’s Sheeran’s promoter, Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro, made grandiose claims that he could cancel any tickets listed on viagogo but he openly admitted in a BBC interview that he cannot. In fact, he is now being sued for these and other fraudulent claims he made during the last Ed Sheeran tour.”

It was just announced last week that Lewis Capaldi will be joining local band The Darkness as Ed’s support acts for his Sunday and Monday shows.

For more information about Ed Sheeran’s homecoming gigs, see here.

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