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Ed Sheeran Set To Lose Millions Over Cancelled Concert In Germany

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Ed Sheeran Set To Lose Millions Over Cancelled Concert In Germany

Music's second nicest man (after Dave Grohl) is reportedly about to lose a massive wedge of money, after cancelling a tricky concert in Germany.

Ed Sheeran's concert in Dusseldorf's been a long time coming but has been a logistical nightmare for the award-winning musician.

The concert was due to be held at a massive car park at the Dusseldorf Trade Centre, but came up against several obstacles.

First, the choice of venue meant 100 trees would have to be cut down - this, obviously, angered the Tree Protection Group in Dusseldorf.

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The trees were cut down despite the objections, but Sheeran's nightmare didn't end there.

A crowd control expert from the University of Duisburg-Essen had serious safety concerns about the show. He said that security measures were not in place, and that the P1 parking lot was so dangerous it could see fans being killed or injured.

With just seven weeks to go, there's not even a building permit ready for the work that needs to take place.

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Prof. Michael Schreckenberg said: "There is not enough time to ensure the safety of visitors."

The venue is also in the path of a busy international airport, raising concerns that the spotlights would dazzle pilots and pose a danger during take-off and landing.

The permit has been outvoted by Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party.

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Credit: CEN
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Mayor Thomas Geisel, who initially filed for the permit, appealed to councilmen to reconsider their decision, but it's not looking good for Sheeran fans.

It's been reported that Ed could lose more than £4million and face 85,000 disappointed fans.

This was already the second venue he'd tried to use in the region. He was first meant to play at Essen-Muelheimairfield in the city of Essen, but that was found to have unstable WWII bombs beneath the surface, as well as nesting local skylarks. Jesus.

In happier ginger musician-related news, Ed's just had a waxwork revealed by Madame Tussaud's, and everyone loves a creepy waxwork, right?

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WATCH: THIS WOMAN'S REACTION WHEN SHE SEES ED SHEERAN LOOKALIKE IS BRILLIANT

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Weirdly, it's on display at a cat café in London rather than at the actual museum. Sheeran really loves cats, apparently. How the cats feel about the whole thing remains to be seen.

The waxwork will be at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium until next week, when it will make the move over to actual Madame Tussaud's.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: Sheeran, Music, Germany, Ed Sheeran

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