HONG KONG- Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s concert in Hong Kong was cancelled on Thursday, April 18th because of a lightning storm, causing waves of unhappiness and infuriating concert-goers.
Expected to perform in front of 20,000 people, the alfresco concert held at Hong Kong Disneyland saw fans arriving at the venue after the gates opened at 4pm.
Even though the rain came at around 6pm, this did not dampen their spirits as many waited for hours in the lashing rain and high winds.
Eventually the event had to be cancelled.
This is the second time Ed Sheeran’s Hong Kong concert had to be cancelled, with the previous one being cancelled due to a bicycle accident in 2017.
Regarding the cancellation, Ed Sheeran apologised on Instagram at 8pm, saying:, “Sorry about the delay. It’s out of my hands, we have to wait for the lightning to pass for safety reasons. Apologies again.”
Ed’s message about the show in Hong Kong (that had to be cancelled bc of the lightning storm and safety issues). pic.twitter.com/smic0NLRKz
He added that the crew was ready to perform, but unable to do so due to the weather.
He also revealed that organisers kept postponing the show for “another half-hour, [then] another half-hour”, adding: “I’m very, very sorry for wasting your time.”
Disgruntled concert-goers took to Instagram and lashed out, with many blaming Ed Sheeran and the organisers.
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