Updated: 03/02/17 : 05:05:03
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Sligo Ed Sheeran fans camped out for tickets

Eager Sligo fans have braved the freezing temperatures overnight on Wednesday to secure their tickets for Ed Sheeran's 3 Arena gig.

Queues also built up outside Ticketmaster outlets across the country over a 24 hour period, including O'Connell Street in Sligo, with desperate fans setting up their camping gear in order to be first in line for tickets when they go on sale at 9am yesterday.

Dedicated fans showedg their support with people in Sligo, Mullingar and Dublin hitting the queues from about 2pm on Wednesday.

Fans were left disappointed on Tuesday when pre-sale tickets for Ed Sheeran's Dublin concerts sold out on his fan site in less than 20 minutes.

However, soon after the tickets were sold-out they were being re-sold on ticket touting website viagogo.ie for over €800 - ten times the original price of the tickets, which cost between €76 and €86.

On the site, users are told that the tickets are "selling fast" and are the "cheapest in Dublin."

Queuing for tickets on Sligo's O'Connell St.
Photo: Val Robus

Ticket prices for the two dates that Sheeran will be taking to the stage at the 3Arena, 12 and 13 April, range from €175 to €819.14 for both seated and standing tickets in all sections of the arena.

Tickets are sold live on screen, as "just sold!" pops up and fans are warned: "Tickets are likely to sell soon! Don't wait until it's too late! Buy now so you don't miss out on today's price."

Aiken Promotions is cautioning fans not to buy tickets via secondary sellers or any unofficial source.

The concert promoter is warning fans to be aware of fraudulent websites and ticket sellers and only buy tickets from official sites.