As expected there was massive demand when the first batch of tickets for the much-anticipated Coldplay homecoming concert went on sale yesterday, so much so that the Little Noise Sessions website crashed under the weight of demand for those elusive tickets.
With just 500 spots at the Exeter Castle gig up for grabs, fans who had pre-registered at littlenoisesessions.org.uk were expected to log on to the site at 4pm yesterday for the first opportunity to get their hands on one of the coveted tickets.
The first 100 available in the first phase sold out within two minutes of being made available, and in addition anyone hoping to be successful in the first round of sales yesterday needed to have registered at the website by Sunday night at a cost of £6 - without guarantee of a ticket. However, at 8am on Thursday 10th December, 100 more tickets will be made available in the HMV Exeter store. Then at 9.30am Friday 11th December, the remaining 300 tickets will be made available for general sale via HMV's official website - but you will have to be quick!
Tickets will be limited to 2 per person in all cases. Tickets available to subscribers and via HMV will be in the form of print at home tickets (so you don't have to be UK based to buy these tickets). ID may be required from the named individual on the tickets (the person who buys them). You will be charged £50 per ticket PLUS a £5 booking fee PLUS another 50p for the privilege of printing your own tickets (so that's £55 total per person + 50p per booking. [thanks ebenezer66 for the information]
Meanwhile, two Coldplay fans joined the queue for Coldplay tickets outside HMV Exeter 48 hours before they go on sale. Armed with deckchairs, several layers of clothing and sleeping bags, Mary Maguire, 22, and Karen Chalmers, 25, both from St David's, are prepared to spend two chilly nights in Princesshay to guarantee they will be at the special concert arranged for Saturday, December 19, at Exeter Castle.
Bosses at the HMV store in Princesshay, where 100 of the 500 tickets are being sold from 8am tomorrow, were caught unawares and had to quickly assemble the barrier when the duo arrived at 9am yesterday.
Latest ticket information taken from the Little Noise Sessions website is as follows: Subscription for Coldplay presale tickets has now closed. If you have not subscribed and would still like to purchase tickets please come back to littlenoisesessions.org.uk from 9.30am on 11 December for your chance to purchase tickets. In 2008, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions sold out in minutes. Please be aware that subscribing to the LNS Backstage Area does not guarantee you a ticket. There will be a limited number of pre-sale tickets, and they are sold on a first come, first served basis.
The latest discussion on this new show is currently happening at the Coldplay Live forum, where you can read the latest comments here onwards.
The latest portrait exhibits at the Exhibition Room (at Coldplay.com):
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