Ed Sheeran concert organisers release statement after Phoenix Park gig complaints

After three Cork shows and two in Galway, Ed Sheeran finally took to the stage of Dublin’s Phoenix Park last night.

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Fans were beyond excited to witness Ed's Divide tour themselves after reading the success of the other dates on social media.

Unfortunately, after the long wait, some concertgoers were far from happy.

Some complained about the sound/speakers while most were worried about overcrowding.

One fan even decided to write this word of warning to fans who have tickets for his final two gigs.


Concert organizers, Aiken Promotions have since released a statement in response to some queries which have arisen.

“Last night movement of people through the large gap between two banks of seats (that is the connection between the concessions area/entrances and the viewing area/pitch) worked well all night until Ed took to the stage when approximately 5,000 people were still to come in,” they said.

“When Ed went on stage those people who were in the concessions /toilet area and those still entering came in through the gap but did not move on to take a place in the designated standing area, they just stopped inside the gap to watch the show. This gap was not meant to be a viewing area, it was designed to facilitate movement between areas”

“This meant the people behind those who had stopped were unable to get into the viewing area and likewise some people were unable to get back out to the toilets for a time. There was at all times plenty of space left and right but it took time and many stewards and Gardai to move them on in. Once this had been done normal movement between the areas resumed”

They went on to say that following a review meeting this morning, the team are now putting additional measures in place to prevent it happening at tonight’s gig.

They finally stressed that there have been no reports of any (even minor) injuries as a result of this.

By Anna O'Donoghue

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