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Buying Ed Sheeran Belfast tickets: A survival guide

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's 2018 dates go on sale this Saturday.

By Jackie Bell

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Belfast gig go on sale from Saturday, July 8 and everyone from your mum to your milkman will want to buy them.

The Shape Of You singer will perform at Boucher Road Playing Fields on May 9, 2018 and tickets will be released at 9am on Saturday, with no pre-sale beforehand.

These are priced at £75 plus booking fee and are available from all Ticketmaster outlets.

Ed is very adamant that touts will not make a profit off his upcoming shows, so any tickets that have been resold will not be valid.

Fans will be required to bring their ticket, booking confirmation, and a valid form of ID to the venue to be allowed entry to the concert.

But how do you survive the nerve-wracking task of buying the much sought after tickets?

Follow these easy steps:

1. Coordinate a plan of attack

You and your mates need to get organised. Confirm final numbers and create a WhatsApp group chat - there's to be no discussion of weekend plans or what's happening on Love Island, this is serious business.

Nominate your most responsible friend to buy the tickets (in the absence of responsible friend seek older sibling/parent). Ensure the nominated party has all the support and information he/she needs, i.e final numbers, substantial funds, nerves of steel.

2. Ensure you have created a Ticketmaster account

We've all been there, you've attempted to buy tickets but then you're annoyingly asked to sign in or register a Ticketmaster account. Can you even remember your password?

This is one of the many reasons why a responsible friend should be tasked with obtaining the tickets. Responsible people know how this works.

3. Ensure all batteries are powered

Whether you are using your mobile or your laptop, they last thing you want is for a dead battery to ruin your chances of seeing Ed Sheeran live.

Don't be an idiot - keep your charger handy.

4. Keep calm

The toughest part of your task will be to keep calm in those gut wrenching minutes when you are politely asked to wait one moment while they confirm your tickets.

It's never one moment, it's a lifetime.

But you should remain calm and definitely DO NOT refresh the page - it will be the worst decision you ever make.

5. Drink plenty of water

Not really sure why this will help but you'll have to so something to keep your mind focused while you wait and this is the least distracting option.

Plus water is good for you, you should drink more water.

6. Keep payment method close by

Again, this may seem like an obvious point but many have fallen at the last hurdle. Make sure your credit/debit card has not expired and there is enough money to cover the costs.

This cannot be stressed enough - you need a responsible friend.

Good luck!

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