Moment Ed Sheeran’s guitar conks out in front of 60,000 fans at Etihad concert in Manchester

The superstar singer had to put his Etihad gig on pause while he found a new instrument.

This is the moment Ed Sheeran’s guitar malfunctioned during a concert - in front of 60,000 people.

The Shape of You singer, 31, was a few songs into his set at the Etihad Stadium when his signature instrument gave up.

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Sheeran - who is know for his stripped back performances - was forced to call out on the mic for his crew to get him another six-string.

He told fans: “My guitar keeps switching off or something. Can I get another guitar? Sorry guys, I think the battery’s gone.”

Ed Sheeran’s guitar failed at the Etihad Credit: via SWNS

Sarah Thomason, 44, managed to get a clip of the moment, which took place in Manchester on 9June.

Ed was in the city for four sold-out shows at the stadium.

The mum, who lives in Gorton, said: “His guitar just stopped working. He got a new one and carried on but it took a couple of minutes.

“We were a couple of songs into it, it was not that long into the concert. People were just getting into the mood.”