Following his performance this weekend at Electric Picnic Ed Sheeran has announced a gig in The O2 next January.

Described as 'Not so much a phenomenon waiting to happen but one already unfolding in front of our eyes' by the Sunday Times Culture, Sheeran's breakthrough as a Youtube phenomenon has seen his career go from strength to strength with first single 'The A Team' going straight to number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.

His debut album sold 102,00 copies in its first week and has become the second best selling album in the UK and has gone quadruple platinum in Ireland and the UK since. Sheeran has also won numerous awards and had a string of hit singles since.

Sheeran is currently on tour in North America where his single reached number one on the itunes chart of the firs t day of release things can only be getting better for this young star.

Sheeran comes to our shores on the 11th January 2013. Tickets for The O2 gig go on sale this Friday 7th September at 9am and are available from all outlets nationwide.