Northern Ireland

Taylor Swift fans snap up tickets for Dublin concerts

Taylor Swift will perform three shows in Dublin next year
Taylor Swift will perform three shows in Dublin next year Taylor Swift will perform three shows in Dublin next year

Thousands of Taylor Swift fans have secured much sought-after tickets for her three Irish concerts next year.

The American singer/songwriter (33) is set to perform her upcoming Eras Tour at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in June 2024.

While fans who had pre-ordered Swift's latest album, Midnights, were granted early exclusive access privileges last week, for the majority of Swifties, Friday marked the first major chance to try and get hold of tickets.

Fans already had to register last month to be in with a chance of buying tickets for the gigs.

With only a limited number of fans receiving an access code for Friday's ticket sale, the online scramble began at 11am.

Some unlucky supporters wrote on social media of their frustration at trying to get tickets, with some having problems joining the waiting room and others being kicked out as they waited.

Official ticket prices were also confirmed during the presale on Friday, ranging from €86 to a whopping €743.62.

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Seated tickets start at €86 and go up to €206, while general admission is €126 while front right and left standing are €206.

Next Wednesday marks the next milestone for those still hoping for tickets. 

Anyone who was selected for general sale will receive a purchase link and access code via SMS on July 19, which is the day before tickets go on sale. This will be at staggered times.

It came after the Ticketmaster website crashed on Monday as thousands of fans scrambled to buy tickets for the singer's UK shows.

Presale tickets to the star's UK and European tour dates went on sale to selected fans who pre-ordered her Midnights album last year.

It emerged last week that fans in Ireland can expect to pay close to £500 for hotel accommodation in Dublin.

Concerns have been about price-gouging with one TD accusing hotels of unfairly hiking the prices.

A search for accommodation for two adults on June 28 shows many Dublin hotels charging well over £400.