British pop star Ed Sheeran arrived in Iceland on Thursday ahead of two concerts he’ll hold at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík this weekend, RÚV reports. The concerts are expected to draw 50,000 attendees.
Sheeran performed in Hungary on Wednesday and then flew straight to Iceland – possibly, it’s speculated, to give himself some time to do a little sightseeing. (This will be the musician’s first time putting on concerts in Iceland, but it isn’t his first time visiting. His last visit wasn’t all fun and games, though: as he told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he burned his foot in a hot spring while visiting the country for his 25th birthday.)
Some 200 staff are now in the process of setting up the stage and preparing for Sheeran’s weekend shows. The musician actually brought his own stage, weighing 1,500 tonnes, with him, as well as 55 shipping containers with other equipment.