Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Following his headlining set at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced he is to play a huge outdoor gig in Scotland next year.

The show, which will be the singer’s biggest Scottish gig to date, will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Thursday, 1 June. It is part of Sheeran’s 2018 European stadium tour, during which he will also perform in Cork, Belfast, Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, London and Cardiff, as well as in may other European cities including Paris, Gothenburg, Munich and Berlin.

The Shape of You singer closed Glastonbury on Sunday night a mere six years after making his debut at the festival on the Croissant Neuf stage and playing “to about 500 people”.

Addressing the audience on Sunday night, he said: “For those of you who haven’t seen one of my shows before or haven’t heard one of my songs, please pretend that you know them. For those of you who have, please sing all of the words.

“The aim of tonight is to lose our voices. I’m going to lose mine as well.”

During the set, he invited traditional Irish band Beoga to join him on the stage to perform Nancy Mulligan, a song he wrote about his grandmother and on which he collaborated with the band.

Sheeran performed at Edinburgh’s HMV Picture House on Lothian Road back in January 2012, shortly after the release of his debut album, X.

He has since gone on to sell millions of albums and was awarded an MBE for services to music and charity in the 2017 Birthday Honours earlier this year.

Tickets for his Hampden Park gig will go on sale at 10am on Saturday, 8 July.

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