Sam Fender adds huge second date at Newcastle United home St. James Park amidst ticket queue chaos

Many fans were left disappointed as website crashes prevented people getting their hands on pre-sale tickets

Sam Fender has added a second homecoming date at Newcastle United stadium St. James' Park next year due to "phenomenal demand".

Pre-sale tickets for the North Shields star's show on June 9, 2023 went on the market this morning with fans queuing for over an hour online to secure their place at the gig.

By 11 am on Wednesday, September 7, Fender had announced that there would be an additional show at the stadium that weekend.

One night at St. James' Park would have been the 'Seventeen Going Under' singer's biggest ever headline set to date, with a crowd of over 50,000 eclipsing that at Finsbury Park in July.

Sam Fender is playing TWO nights at St. James’ Park (Image: Getty Images)

Now, with two nights announced, Fender is set to perform to over 100,000 people on Tyneside across the weekend - an eye-watering number of fans.

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Tickets for both shows will go on general sale at 10 am on Friday, September 9 and can be bought here.

Fender has confirmed that pre-sale tickets for the show on Friday, June 9 have already sold out.

There was chaos online on Wednesday morning as fans flocked to buy pre-sale tickets, many still in the queue at 11 am - one hour after tickets went on sale.

One Fender fan said: "Absolutely madness was in the queue for an hour didn’t even make it to tickets till 2nd night was added then could only buy 2 and I need three for me and the kid. I need a beer and it’s only 11 am."

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Another wrote: "What a farce that was, me & wife spent 45+ mins in the queue, when we were in to buy tickets it wouldn’t let us even though the options were there, tried for 20 mins and now all gone GUTTED."

One angry fan said: "Cannot express the f-ing rage I am experiencing. Was waiting in a queue since 9.45 for @samfendermusic got on bang on 10 and the site fucking kicked me out. Now presales sold out completely and I had to wait a further 1hr hour to even get back on the site."

Others described the process as a "royal joke" and "awful".