Considering how huge Dermot Kennedy already is (and how much bigger he's going to be in 2020), it's no surprise that tickets for his gigs are in high demand.
The Rathcoole man recently announced a rake of big gigs for next summer that includes Dublin's Malahide Castle, Cork's Irish Independent Park and the Belsonic Festival in Belfast.
Pre-sale tickets were due to go on sale for Dermot Kennedy this morning, with general sale to follow this Friday.
However, when fans logged on at 9am, it seemed that they were unable to access the pre-sale - which led to a lot of fist-waving and anger in Ticketmaster's direction.
It’s not working for anyone 😩 pic.twitter.com/YQpDiAW6T1
— Caitlin Shipley (@caitlin_shipley) November 6, 2019
No messing about here.. just trying to get a @DermotKennedy ticket and the site is acting up @TicketmasterIre sort this issue out. So many are having the same problems trying to get Malahide tickets. I’ve been on since 8.30am and it keeps spinning! #dermotkennedy #ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/JBxP4w88fX
— Victoria Levins Art (@VicLevinsArt) November 6, 2019
Has anybody managed to get Dermot Kennedy tickets on the artist presale or is @TicketmasterIre being a joke again?
— Seán Harrison (@Its_Harro) November 6, 2019
— Caoimhe Mannion (@KeavaC) November 6, 2019
Signed upfront @DermotKennedy pre-sale tickets but can’t access them 😭😭😭 annoying
— aishling jade (@_ashobyrne) November 6, 2019
my love, the circle just keeps spinning! a problem on ticketmasters end i think. this has been a very painful 10 minutes lmao
— leona (@yviemattel) November 6, 2019
The presale link isn’t working. We’re all stuck looking at the spinning blue circle... pic.twitter.com/3dEQ4TTz2j
— Bronwyn McFarlane (@BronyMcFarlane) November 6, 2019
Wont let me get presale completely devastated 💔💔💔
— Nicki (@Nicki53897871) November 6, 2019
i've been refreshing for 17 minutes and nothing 😭
— jess (@misterodamore) November 6, 2019
Kennedy himself had to take to Twitter to sort the situation out.
To everyone trying to get presale tickets to the Irish shows next summer, so sorry it’s been difficult. We’re doing our best to sort it out. Here are the working links for it. @TicketmasterIre will he updating you all with an explanation ASAP. Thanks so much for your patience X
— Dermot Kennedy (@DermotKennedy) November 6, 2019
Ticketmaster have still not issued an explanation, but it seems that the links began working and fans bagged tickets as required.
— Shirley Abbey (@ShirleyAbbey) November 6, 2019
the sweet relief of finally getting dermot kennedy tickets earlier!! @ ticketmaster for causing me unnecessary stress pic.twitter.com/lD3sQenB4I
— leona🎃 (@losinggteeth) November 6, 2019
So, who's heading along?