Arctic Monkey fans queue for 14 hours

Hundreds of fans brave the cold for tickets

Hundreds of Arctic Monkeys fans braved the cold in Middlesbrough last night (February 26) for the chance to see the band play their secret gig tonight (February 27) at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Fans began queuing at 10pm last night to guarantee them a spot, even though tickets weren’t on sale until noon today.

Speaking to local Middlesbrough newspaper the Gazette, town hall manager Pat Fysh expressed her lack of surprise at the turnout.

She said: “You could tell yesterday the level of anticipation was going to be high. There were messages left on websites from people saying what time they were going to be going down and I think everyone has tried to outdo each other.”

Arctic Monkeys last played Middlesbrough 18 months ago, in July 2005. The band are also rumoured to be playing a secret gig in Warrington tomorrow (February 28).

Are you going to the gig? If so and you want to share your stories, photos and videos from the show, email them to with Monkeys as the subject line and we’ll publish the best.

The band release their second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ in April.