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WATCH: Full video of Ed Sheeran's stunning surprise appearance at Ipswich Regent Snow Patrol gig

PUBLISHED: 10:40 22 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:25 25 November 2019

Ed Sheeran appeared halfway through Snow Patrol's performance of their hit single, 'Chasing Cars' Picture: STEPHEN FOSTER

Ed Sheeran appeared halfway through Snow Patrol's performance of their hit single, 'Chasing Cars' Picture: STEPHEN FOSTER

STEPHEN FOSTER

This is the moment Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran left fans totally gobsmacked when he unexpectedly appeared on stage alongside Snow Patrol at Ipswich's Regent Theatre.

The band had already wowed crowds at the town venue following a performance at the Royal Albert Hall the night before.

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Yet half-way through their Suffolk gig came the biggest surprise of all when a man in a black hoodie and jeans made an appearance from the side of the stage.

It turned out to be none other than the Castle on the Hill singer himself, sending the revellers at the performance wild with delight.

This video from audience member Jo Ward shows crowds standing up and loudly and excitedly cheering as Ed joined in with Snow Patrol's performance of their classic hit, Chasing Cars.

Snow Patrol were fresh from an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, with Ed rumoured to be in the audience for tonight's gig Picture: STEPHEN FOSTERSnow Patrol were fresh from an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, with Ed rumoured to be in the audience for tonight's gig Picture: STEPHEN FOSTER

Hundreds of people can be heard singing along with the band, with many scarcely able to believe their luck at seeing the Suffolk superstar.

Mrs Ward, from Ipswich, said the surprise performance was "amazing".

She added: "It was the third time we'd seen Snow Patrol in concert - the first being back in 2010, at the O2, and the second time was January of this year, again at the O2 - but this gig was more intimate and Gary Lightbody was interacting with the crowd a lot more.

"I was filming the start of Chasing Cars as that is one of my favourite songs and then my husband nudged me to say: 'Look who's on stage!'

"Ed's performance was fantastic too. The atmosphere was amazing - most people were sitting but as soon as Ed came on the stage everyone rose to their feet and began singing and dancing."

Ed had already performed four packed homecoming gigs at Christchurch Park earlier this year as part of his Divide world tour, which saw more than 150,000 fans turn up to hear the Suffolk superstar perform.

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Snow Patrol were stopping in Ipswich on their Reworked tour, which includes tracks from their latest album of the same name as well as their classic songs.

■ Did you see Ed's surprise performance? Email your pictures and video to newsroom@archant.co.uk

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