Sam Fender fans spend day glued to phone with agonising wait for intimate City Hall ballot results

Sam Fender fans in the North East have spent their day refreshing their email inbox

It's been a long day for Sam Fender fans in the North East, who are eagerly awaiting the results of a ballot to win tickets to his intimate show next week.

The North Shields star will play a set at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle on Tuesday, May 25.

Just 1,750 tickets are being sold for the show, which is a meagre amount compared to the 22,000 odd sold for his two sold-out Utilita Arena performances earlier this year.

The one-off show is in aid of North East Homeless, a charity to whom Fender is a patron, and proceeds raised will help their vital work.

Fans hoping to go along had to apply for tickets via a ballot with O2, which closed at 11:59 pm on Sunday night.

It cost a meagre £5 to enter the ballot, with lucky winners getting their tickets to the show for free.

O2 confirmed that emails were being sent to winners on Tuesday, May 17, but even as the clock neared 5 pm, many fans were still waiting to hear if they had been successful.

Fans took to social media to share their nerves and admit they had spent the whole day refreshing their inbox.

One wrote: "Right O2 love, I’ve logged into my emails about 16,000 times now can we please let me know if I’ve got Sam Fender tickets now.

"My entire day has been consumed by these o2 Sam Fender tickets as if I'm even gonna win any."

Another said: "Sat here all day waiting for my sam fender ticket ballot result as if I'm gonna win."

Someone else did receive an email, but it wasn't the one he was hoping for.

He said: "I keep checking my emails but so far the most exciting thing has been from a company that guarantees to superpower my sex life…"

For those wandering when an email might be coming their way, here’s what O2 have said on who finds out when: “Winners drawn from the Ballot/Prize Draw will be sent an email from Ticketmaster on 17 May 2022 providing a unique passcode and a link to redeem digital tickets via Ticketmaster.

“Winners have until 6 pm on Friday 20 May 2022 to redeem their tickets.

“Entrants will be notified by email of any remaining tickets on Sat 21 May 2022, such tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of one winner per household will apply.”