Hardcore One Direction fans have been queuing for up to 40 hours in order to purchase tickets for the 2013 gigs, announced this Tuesday.
Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning and are expected to sell out within minutes if not seconds, and many fans have been queuing since yesterday – with some even camping out to ensure they get what they want.
The entrance to the MEN Arena’s box office has become a makeshift campsite with hundreds of fans already in place, and arena bosses have said the concert has generated the same level of excitement as Take That & Peter Kay, saying: “As the majority of tickets are now sold oline, it’s an incredibly rare occurrence these days for fans to camp out overnight.”
One fan, Pal Kamara Munroe, 17, from Manchester, said: “We have got quilts and blankets and our pyjamas and sleeping bags. I would freeze for One Direction – they are so worth it.”
Louis Tomlinson has offered words of advice for any fans camping out fans, stating: “Whatever you do just be safe and don’t take any risks.Your best bet is just trying to call Ticketmaster and try to be one of the first callers”.
Sheffield Arena Marketing Manager Simon Bailey assured fans that tickets will go on-sale online, on-the-phone and in-person at the exact same time, saying, “We have general advice to customers who want to purchase tickets at the Arena. The promoter has also set some terms and conditions -it’s a maximum of six tickets per person and under-14s must be accompanied by an adult of over 18″.