Some NHS and emergency services staff who received promotional tickets to the Ed Sheeran concert in Glasgow cancelled them hours before the concert.
They are purchased under the Blu-ray Card scheme – which also offers discounts for members of the social sector and armed forces.
Ticketmaster said the event organizer canceled its Blue Light ticket allocation.
AEG Presents said the event at Hampden Park was oversubscribed.
Sheeran played the first of two dates Thursday and plans to play the second Friday night.
The singer-songwriter is currently on a Maths World Tour, which takes place in Sunderland and Manchester.
One disappointed fan told BBC Scotland that some members of his team had received cancellation notices, but others had not.
He said he wasn’t sure whether to enter, and described the situation as “a mess”.
Firefighter David McGinnis told the BBC he dropped his children out of school early so they could travel from Argyle and Bute to Glasgow and were on their way when they got the bad news.
Another fan who reached out to Ticketmaster via Twitter said he received an email Thursday night about the cancellation.
He tweeted: “Before your distraught seven, is there any real explanation, or buy something else anyway? »
One woman said the move left her “completely exhausted”.
She posted: “It’s appalling that the NHS and emergency services are being treated like this. »
Paramedic Lauren Dickson, from Glasgow, told BBC Scotland her Blu-ray ticket had been cancelled on Friday afternoon.
“It’s not the time, they could have told people ahead of time,” she said.
“I know staff from NHS Grampian in Aberdeen who have spent over £100 on travel and accommodation. None of this will be refunded. »
AEG Presents said in a statement: “Unfortunately, unforeseen logistical circumstances have resulted in oversubscribed free tickets for tonight’s show.
“This means that unfortunately, some recipients’ tickets have been cancelled. We will make sure those affected are invited the next time Ed plays in Scotland.
“We apologize for the inconvenience. »
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