VIDEO Daniel O’Donnell Fans camp outsite Harrogate Theatre for tickets

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Dedicated Daniel O’Donnel fans are camping out outside Harrogate Theatre ahead of tickets going on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday 13).

Fans of the irish crooner have camped outside since Wednesday in the hope of getting front row seats for the show at the Harrogate International Centre in October.

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

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

Despite an unseasonal chill in the air devoted fans have closely guarded their space in line.

“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.

Kevin Jamieson, executive producer at Harrogate Theatre said he was shocked by how long people had been waiting, but added he had been told to expect crowds.

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

“Last time it was anything like this was for the Mighty Boosh, but then people came down early rather than camp out.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am in person at Harrogate Theatre box office, 9.30am by phone on 01423 502116 and any remaining tickets will be sold online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk from 10am.

Mr Jamieson said he expected the show to be a sell out.

“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.

“I think it’s about 10 years since he performed in Harrogate last.”

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

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

Mr Jamieson added: “It will get busier through the night and in the morning I think.

“They are all such dedicated fans to wait.”

Box office staff said they had been taking tea and coffee to the commited group to help keep them warm.