Local boyos Six60 and Drax Project to open for Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is one of the most hotly anticipated artists coming to the country this year, and now Kiwi fans have even more to look forward to as the opening acts are announced.

Rising stars Drax Project will be opening for Sheeran's Auckland shows on March 24, 25 and 26 at Mt Smart Stadium. Local Dunedin boys Six60 have been announced as the opening acts for all three Dunedin shows on March 29, 31 and April 1 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Sheeran said in a statement that having Six60 open for him in Dunedin was "pretty huge".

"I'm told we've set a record in Dunedin for the most number of concerts, so those are going to be massive shows and it's great to have Six60 on board.

"For Auckland, Drax Project will share the stage, who are doing really great stuff at the moment plus they hail from one of my favourite places in the world, Wellington, so extra points there.

"Looking forward to seeing everyone very soon."

Source: Newshub.