Ed Sheeran fan outraged after being told to buy ticket for her baby

goss 19/03/2018

An Australian woman is angry after being told she needed to buy a ticket for her four-month-old baby in order to breastfeed him at an upcoming Ed Sheeran concert.

Kirsty McDonald, of Brisbane, is yet to wean her son, Leni, off breast milk and wanted to take him to the event in a baby carrier, with earmuffs.

Concert promoter Frontier Touring says ordering the infant to have his own ticket is standard policy, but Leni's mum isn't happy.

"I just thought it was absolutely ridiculous. I'm quite angry," Ms McDonald told ABC News.

"He's not taking up much room."

She emailed Ticketek to make sure she'd be allowed to take along Leni, who would share the seat she'd already paid for.

"There is no 'free on the knee' for this event - all patrons must have a ticket," the company emailed back.

ABC was told it was "standard practice for all patrons to hold a ticket regardless of age".

Ms McDonald says she's attended other ticketed events such as a Brisbane Broncos NRL match and not had an issue taking Leni with her.

Sheeran's first of two Brisbane performances takes place on March 20. His New Zealand dates start in Auckland on March 24.