Ed Sheeran confirms ‘arena’ sized acts for Wembley Stadium support slots

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The singer will play three shows at the huge London venue in July 2015

Ed Sheeran said that a host of ‘arena sized’ acts will be supporting him at his trio of shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 2015.

Speaking at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter said the dates will be like “a little mini-festival”, with three artists supporting him each night. The singer-songwriter will play the venue on July 10, 11 and 12.

Sheeran explained: “I actually sorted the support acts before I’d even put [the tickets] on sale. I never want to play to someone else’s crowd, I want my crowd to feel like they have a treat – I’m saying ‘here’s a wicked support act that you can watch, that you didn’t know was going to be there’. It’s more of a surprise.”

He continued: “I’ve got three acts every day, and they’re all multi-platinum… They’re all great, they’re all really, really good. Some of them have played Wembley before. Most of them are arena [level].” The first two dates of the run have already sold out, and Ed revealed the final night is 87% sold out. When all the tickets have gone for the final night, which he hopes to be by Christmas, Sheeran said he will reveal the identity of the support acts.

Ed Sheeran released his second studio album ‘X’ in June, reaching Number One in the Official UK Album Chart.

Ed Sheeran will play:

London Wembley Stadium (July 10-12, 2015)

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