Ed Sheeran fans have been left disappointment after tickets to his sold out Notttingham shows are being resold online for hundreds of pounds.
After his year-long hiatus, Ed Sheeran has returned to the music scene with his hit singles Shape of You and Castle on the Hill from his upcoming album Divide, charting at number one and two respectively.
The 25 year-old singer-song writer from Suffolk announced two shows at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on April 25 and 26.
However his much anticipated return has been over shadowed by ticket touts reselling tickets costing between £44-£77 for double the cost at £145-£462.
The increase in prices has left fans disappointed and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena have issued a statement urging people to contact local MP’s to combat secondary ticket selling.
A spokesperson from Motorpoint Arena said: “We are very sorry to hear concerns regarding ticket touts and secondary ticketing for Ed Sheeran. We have no association with any secondary ticketing services and as a venue we strongly disagree with the practise.”
They added: “We are members of the National Arenas Association who have spoken to the government to demand secondary ticketing is outlawed.”
Anna Weightman a 22-year-old Ed Sheeran fan from Beeston Rylands spoke of her disappointment after being unable to purchase tickets as a surprise birthday present.
She said: “I was trying to get tickets for my best friend’s birthday which is on the same week as the Nottingham dates.”
“I set my alarm and kept refreshing the website in the run up to the tickets being released, and yet when I finally managed to get on the website it put me in a queue and when I actually got on the site all the tickets had been sold.”
“At the time I was annoyed, but after hearing from the arena and in the news that they had just been bought to be sold on for more money, it’s even more frustrating especially to the fans that wanted to get tickets because they love his music.”
A representative of Ed Sheeran has previously said: “Ed remembers lining up as a kid to get good tickets and believes that any fan should have the chance to get the best seats, not just the ones with the most money.”
For fans that did not manage to get tickets to the tour, his album Divide is set to be released in the UK on March 3.