Harry Styles fans fuming after ticket site crashes during tour presale

Harry Styles is going on tour. (Scott Garfitt/EMPICS Entertainment)
Harry Styles is going on tour. (Scott Garfitt/EMPICS Entertainment)

Harry Styles fans were left frustrated after a rush to snap up presale tickets to his tour caused Ticketmaster to crash.

The former One Direction heartthrob has announced dates for the previously postponed UK and European leg of his Love On Tour, and has added a string of new concerts.

But there was "unprecedented demand" for the tickets and fed up fans said they were plagued by freezing and error messages.

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"So far 4 hours of queues and multiple website crashes," one person posted on Twitter.

"I was at the front of the queue when the website went down and all I want to do is surprise my younger sister with tickets to see her favourite - devastated," said another.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA - FEBRUARY 26: Harry Styles Performs On NBC's 'Today' Show held at Rockefeller Plaza on February 26, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Fans rushed to get tickets. (Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

One upset fan posted: "I'm crying in college right now."

Another said: "So at 09:02 I was happily sat at 112th in the queue and then BAM it crashed and I’m now 30490th in the queue, and 40 mins later I’ve barely moved. Fuming is an understatement right now."

Ticketmaster posted a message on Twitter saying they were doing what they could.

It said: "It seems @Harry_Styles has exceeded everyone’s expectations and ticket outlets are currently down under unprecedented demand. We're working hard to rectify issues and will keep updating you here as we work to get things back up and running."

They later followed up to say the site was working again.

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Styles, 27, hits the road in June, kicking off in Glasgow on 11 June and then heading to Manchester and on to London's Wembley Stadium.

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Announcing the news last week, the singer posted on Instagram: "I’m so excited to see you. Thank you, I love you. H."

The general ticket sale starts on Friday, 28 January.

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