Ticketmaster Warns Ed Sheeran Fans *NOT* To Buy Concert Tickets As Gifts Under Strict New Guidelines

Take note so that your tickets remain valid.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s gigs in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway go on sale at 9am on Saturday morning and will most likely sell out in minutes.

In an effort to crack down on ticket touting, which is when people buy tickets only to resell them at inflated prices, both Ed and Ticketmaster have issued some strict new rules.

It’s *so* important to take note so that your tickets remain valid and that you won’t be left out of pocket.

First, Ed’s team said that *any* tickets that are resold will not be valid, and that all attendees must have ID to prove it’s their name on the ticket and nobody else’s.

“Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using secondary ticketing websites for profit. On this tour, any tickets that are resold will not be valid – this means no profit to touts and no one getting ripped off,” read a statement from the singer’s label, Atlantic Records.

“On all the stadium dates you will be required to bring your tickets, booking confirmation and credit card, plus a valid form of ID or you will not be granted entry to the show.”

Now Ticketmaster has issued strict guidelines for fans too. The site has warned people NOT to buy tickets as presents for family or friends unless they’re going to the concert too.

The name of the person who has made the purchase will be printed on the tickets, and if that person does not attend the gig, then the rest of the party won’t be admitted.

As well as that, the person who made the purchase must bring the card they used to make the purchase with them, as a proof of identity. All members of one party must enter as a group, and failure to do so will result in some party members not being let inside.

Tickets for Ed’s gigs go on sale on Saturday, July 8 at 9am – and will be priced at €81 and €91, limited at four per person.

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