If you, like many thousands of others, are planning to throw your hat into the ring when tickets for Ed Sheeran go on sale next week - be wary of secondary ticket sellers, promoters have warned.

Although the temptation is to get your hands on a ticket by any means necessary if you lose out via Ticketmaster, Aiken Promotions have issued a statement in relation to touts and potentially counterfeit tickets for the in-demand gigs on April 12th and 13th.

"Aiken Promotions today strongly advised people not to purchase tickets from any unofficial source / secondary sites

Peter Aiken said today: ‘Tickets on ANY secondary sites CANNOT be confirmed as valid tickets.’

Beware of fraudulent websites and ticket sellers. Purchasing from these sites / secondary sellers can result in huge financial loss and disappointment for fans who could potentially arrive at the venue having been sold counterfeit tickets, only to be refused entry without recourse."

Tickets go on sale next Thursday, February 2nd at 10am and are limited to 4 per person.