Young Ed plays to 270,000 adoring fans across three nights at Wembley
The carrot-topped chart maestro hits London, mixing up loop-pedalled acoustica, hip hop beats and out-and-out pop balladry for a swooning, shrieking audience. His tearjerking single ‘The A-Team’ catapulted him into the mainstream, his chart-busting 2011 debut album ‘+’ has kept him lodged there, and the Rick Rubin follow-up ‘X’ (‘multiply’) has made him an inescapable force on both sides of the Atlantic. As a result he’s gone from pubs and basements – the kind of place where you’d rightfully expect to find a scruffily-dressed acoustic singer-songwriter – to three sold out, 90,000-capacity Wembley shows. The mind just boggles, doesn’t it?