O’Donnell diehards queue for days ...... but tickets don’t sell out.

tis  Daniel O'Donnell fans queue outside Harrogate Theatre for tickets.  (130412M1)
tis Daniel O'Donnell fans queue outside Harrogate Theatre for tickets. (130412M1)

Dedicated Daniel O’Donnell fans spent three nights needless camping in the cold after only half of the allocated tickets were snapped up over the weekend.

Superfans of the Irish crooner camped outside of the Harrogate Theatre from Wednesday (April 10) ahead of tickets going on sale on Saturday morning.

The Theatre had expected a mad rush on the box office when tickets went on sale but the queue had all but disappeared by 9:45.

Kevin Jamieson, executive producer at Harrogate Theatre said: “It wasn’t as busy as all the O’Donnell fans had warned us it would be.

“There were 2,000 tickets and there are still around 1,000 left on sale, the phone and the website have been quite busy today though.”

Despite an unseasonal chill in the air the devoted fans closely guarded their space in line for up to 72 hours.

“It’s been cold but we are well prepared,” said one fan wrapped up in blankets.

“We’ve been doing this for 20 years, I’ve lost count of the number of times,” said another superfan.

Mr Jamieson said he was shocked by how long people had been waiting.

“I must admit I’ve been here nine years and have not seen people camping out before.

“The fans often buy tickets for other fans in other cities who do the same for them and they go to see him all over the country.”

One lady queuing overnight who didn’t want to give her name said: “I’ve come from Huddersfield today to get tickets as he isn’t performing in Huddersfield this time.

“After this there’s another long wait until the concert in October.

Mr Jamieson said: “They are all such dedicated fans to wait.”