McFly announce new dates for Ipswich

BOY band McFly was today due to announce plans to play in Ipswich at the end of October.The band is to play two shows at the Ipswich Regent on October 24 – and everyone who bought tickets for the park concert, which had to be cancelled should be able to see them on stage.

BOY band McFly was today due to announce plans to play in Ipswich at the end of October.

The band is to play two shows at the Ipswich Regent on October 24 – and everyone who bought tickets for the park concert, which had to be cancelled should be able to see them on stage.

The park concert – which had been due to take place tomorrow evening – was cancelled after promoter John Hessenthaler Productions went into administration last month.

Last week the band's manager, Matthew Fletcher, told the Star that they were determined not to let down fans who had paid more than £25 each for tickets for the show.


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People will be able to swap their Christchurch Park tickets for Regent theatre tickets from Monday morning.

Ipswich Regent manager Hazel Clover said today: "We are delighted that we have been able to help out to ensure that the fans disappointed by the cancellation of the concert will now he able to see their heroes in the town."

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Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, but there should be enough for everyone who had bought a ticket for the show in the park.

About 3,400 tickets had been sold before the administrators were called in and the capacity of the Regent is about 1,700.

Ms Clover said whenever there was a change of date there were always a few people who were not able to make the new date – a decision on what to do with any spare tickets will be made after the theatre is confident that everyone who had a ticket for the original show would be able to see McFly.

Before news of the new concerts broke, Ipswich Town had offered to swap McFly tickets for seats at the friendly match with Atletico Madrid.

About 100 people had taken up this offer – and the club and administrators were today working with the band's agents and management to ensure they don't lose out.

Anyone who has already swapped their McFly tickets for tickets for tomorrow night's match, or have surrendered them to make a claim with administrators Ensors, should also be able to get tickets – but they need to contact the Ensors hotline on 01480-494779/495513.

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