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Tickets for Ed Sheeran Ipswich gig spotted for resale at £1,429

PUBLISHED: 09:13 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:07 29 September 2018

Ed Sheeran tickets are being resold online Picturet: GREG WILLIAMS

Ed Sheeran tickets are being resold online Picturet: GREG WILLIAMS

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Tickets to see Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran are being advertised on ticket re-selling platforms for up to £1,429 - more than 14 times their original selling price.

Tickets are being sold for over 14 times their face valueTickets are being sold for over 14 times their face value

The face value of the popstar’s tickets for his 2019 shows at Chantry Park, Ipswich is £75 for general standing admission or £85 for reserved seating.

However, one seated ticket for the Sunday show was spotted on ticket re-selling website viagogo at £1,429, with similar seats for the Saturday show listed at up to £923.

One listing for the Sunday show offered standing tickets at £742 per person and described the tickets as “rare”, despite the same tickets being available at face value on other websites.

All these tickets and include VAT and booking fees.

One ticket for Sunday's show is listed at £1,429One ticket for Sunday's show is listed at £1,429

They were all spotted on viagogo, a site that Ed’s own website has spoken out against.

See more - Who will support Ed Sheeran at his Ipswich shows?

“The reselling of any Ed Sheeran ticket is strictly forbidden other than through the official face value resale platform of your original point of purchase platform,” a statement on the site says.

“Any Ed Sheeran ticket offered for resale elsewhere, either on or offline (including viagogo or any other unauthorised source including all secondary ticket retail websites), will result in the entire original booking being cancelled. The original purchaser and their party will be refused admission and any other purchases they hold will also be cancelled.”

See more - fans warned not to use ticket reselling sites

It is not the first time that Ed Sheeran’s tickets have been resold in this way.

On a previous tour Sheeran was forced to cancel 10,000 sales when tickets for his tour were discovered on resale websites at inflated prices.

One pair of tickets that were being sold for £174,000.

Fans who do need to resell tickets will be able to do so but not until November 1.

The star’s website explains that: “From the November 1 you will be able to resell your ticket via your point of purchase on their face value resale platform.”

Have you seen Ed Sheeran tickets for sale at huge prices? Email: katy.sandalls@archant.co.uk

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