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Ed Sheeran Newcastle – Best Live Gig Ever!

Written by on 04/09/2018

Ed Sheeran Newcastle

At St James’ Park
Gig Review

Ed Sheeran Newcastle St James’ Park was the venue for all Ed Sheeran fans. With three gigs spanning the weekend over 180,000 people were thoroughly entertained by the unique talents of Ed Sheeran. This is a review of the opening night.

Album – Divide

Ed Sheeran - Divide

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The Gig

The opening song, now an Ed Sheeran ‘classic’ was ‘Castle on The Hill’ which was met with a rapturous cacophony of noise, screams, applause and general hysteria.
An amazing turnaround since his first appearance in Newcastle at The Cluny in 2011 where he played to a crowd of less than 100 people.

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This is exactly what happened as he traversed his playlist. Did he miss out your favourite? Maybe, but with a huge back catalogue he cannot sing them all.

Some artists struggle to maintain interest in their songs as they play them so often but no signs of that with Ed as he played each tune and filled them with emotion like a true Professional.

Then, it was over. We all wanted more and Ed delivered again with ‘Shape of You’ and ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’.

Ed Sheeran Newcastle – Full Set List

Castle on the Hill


The A Team

Don’t / New Man




I’m A Mess

Galway Girl

Feeling Good / I See Fire

Thinking Out Loud

One / Photograph


Nancy Mulligan


Shape of You

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

What did we think?

A great gig with James’ Park sold out.

Ed Sheeran still seems very grounded in-spite of his phenomenal success. He seemed to really enjoy interacting with the huge sell out audience throughout the gig. He joked encouraging all the ‘Dads’ and ‘boyfriends’ who were obviously just along for the ride..to join in clapping,shouting and singing. His confidence knows no bounds!

Standout songs. to be honest they all rocked and were thoroughly enjoyed judging by the enthusiastic reaction from everyone there.

For me if I was pushed. I’m a sucker for Galway Girl and Perfect.

Darlo Radio definitely recommends Ed Sheeran as a live act to see and if you are one of the few who have not already purchased his albums, be sure to add ‘Divide’ to your collection. It is full of musical gems.

He is truly an inspiration to all singer/songwriters and fans alike. Come back soon Ed!

Find out more about Ed Sheeran on his official website.

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