Ed Sheeran’s concert Saturday in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium was a difficult test due to the heat. Melbourne’s temperature reached 35 degrees on Saturday but the administrator of the stadium refused to open the roof. With approximately 65,000 people moving around in an enclosed space the pleasure and entertainment turned in inferno.
Multiple people passed out over the course of the night due to heat exhaustion. Ambulance Victoria confirmed that numerous people were treated for dehydration, with one woman being taken to hospital for a leg injury. The fans became furious describing the situation on the social networks. A spokesman for Etihad Stadium told media that they kept the roof closed due to a touring management request.
Sheeran will play two more shows at Etihad on Sunday and Monday before moving onto Sydney and Brisbane. Edward Christopher Sheeran topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has been certified seven-times platinum in the UK after his debut album was released in September 2011. His single "Thinking Out Loud" from the second album earned him two Grammy Awards at the 2016 ceremony: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. In May 2016, the album „x” was named the second best selling album worldwide in 2015. Sheeran sang in a local church choir from the age of four, learned to play the guitar at a very young age during his time at Rishworth School and began writing songs while at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.