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We chanced our arm at getting into Ed Sheeran's secret gig... Here's how we got on

The singer is playing an intimate gig for a small number of fans in Whelan’s tonight.

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2014 - Sunday Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

ED SHEERAN HAS landed in Dublin ahead of his massive Croke Park gigs this weekend – and true to form, he’s playing a very secret gig beforehand.

Word began to circulate earlier on today that the gig would take place at Whelan’s at 7pm tonight, so went down to investigate (and see if we could get in too, natch).

Sure enough, a small group people were queuing outside the venue – with lots of burly security guards – at around 6pm:

IMG_5480 Source:

According to Irish Daily Star journalist Catriona Loughran, Sheeran slipped into the venue mere moments before we arrived:

So why all the secrecy? Well, the gig was put on as part of Australian radio station Nova’s Red Room Global Tour – a small number of listeners were flown over for the gig today, and appear to be having the time of their lives.

UK singer Jamie Lawson was Ed’s supporting act:

And a few lucky people even got to meet Sheeran backstage:

The best selfie I will ever partake in #novasredroomglobaltour Source: meganhales1

The rest of the audience is made up of competition winners from Ireland, as well as celebs like RTÉ’s Eoghan McDermott (who was spotted queuing just like everyone else) – but absolutely no media.

Oh well. Ed, if you’re reading, this offer still stands – from all of us:

Previously: What went down at Ed’s secret gig in Doyles last year>

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