According to reports, an estimated 200 Emeli Sande fans were refused entry to the singer’s gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (March 16) after they unknowingly bought stolen tickets.
The devastated fans only realised they had bought fakes when they arrived at the Lothian Road venue and were turned away by security.
According to the Daily Record, the unlucky fans had bought tickets from secondary ticket websites after they had been stolen from the Usher Hall box office.
Edinburgh City Council, who operate Usher Hall, said in a statement: “We share the disappointment and frustration of those fans who have been victims of ticket scamming.
“Emeli Sandé’s performance at the Usher Hall was a complete sell out and we were unable to allow people with counterfeit tickets into the venue.”
“We always advise fans to purchase tickets directly from our venue or trusted reputable ticket sellers and urge all concert goers to be cautious,” the council added.