Dunedin streets will close for the mass influx of Ed Sheeran fans during six days.
Ratepayers will fork out $60,000 for the Dunedin City Council to close off the lower half of the Octagon and Lower Stuart St. It is expected that the southern city will host 60,000 visitors with 100,000 people attending the Forsyth Barr stadium where the UK popstar will perform over March 29 to April 1. It will be a “central hub” for Ed Sheeran fans with a large scale snakes and ladders board encourage a family friendly area, she said.
In the Ed-Sheeran themed kombi travelling between Dunedin and Auckland, fans can go into the draw to win tickets to see Ed Sheeran perform at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles later this year with flights and accommodation included.