Suffolk's global superstar, Ed Sheeran will be playing two nights at Chantry Park in Ipswich next year on 23rd and 24th August as he returns to the county where he grew up. Tickets go on general sale on 27th September.
It won't be the first time that Ed has played in one of Ipswich's parks. In 2009 and 2010, Ed played in Christchurch Park at Ipswich Music Day - Britains biggest free music festival.
Leader of Ipswich Borough Council, David Ellesmere said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to pull this off and is a tribute to the amazing team we have at the Council. This is going to be great for Ed’s fans in Ipswich and great for the local economy. It is a great chance for a wider audience to see what Ipswich has to offer.”
News of Ed’s return to Ipswich next summer came as part of a larger announcement about his global headline shows and festival dates for next year. The only UK dates announced are Ipswich and Leeds.
Tickets for the Ipswich shows will go on general sale at 10am on Thursday September 27. Ticketing rules for the gig will be strict in line with Ed’s previous stance on ticket reselling, although fans who are genuinely unable to attend will be able to sell their tickets at a later date.
‘Paperless’ tickets will be used for the event, meaning that the credit or debit card used to purchase entrance to the gig will in fact be the ticket.
Organisers hope that this will reduce the opportunities for touts to sell on tickets.
The official websites for purchasing gig tickets for the Ipswich perfomances will be Ticketmaster.co.uk, Seetickets.com, Altickets.com, Gigantic.com and AXS.com