Dua Lipa sets sail on Sydney Harbour before her fans were left stranded for hours at her concert


Dua Lipa set sail on a luxury super yacht around Sydney Harbour on Wednesday, just hours before chaotic scenes unfolded at her concert at Qudos Bank Arena.

Thousands of attendees at the One Kiss singer’s second Sydney show were left stranded outside the arena after the ticketing app used for the event crashed. 

Fans were forced to wait in a queue for hours as they searched through emails for the digital copies of tickets and door staff had to manually check each one before letting anyone inside. 

The British star was forced to apologise to her fans when she arrived on stage for the show at 9pm. 

Earlier in the day, Dua, 27, looked thoroughly relaxed as she took in the sights of sunny Sydney from a huge yacht. 

Dua Lipa set sail on a luxury super yacht around Sydney Harbour on Wednesday, just hours before chaotic scenes unfolded ahead of her concert at Qudos Bank Arena 

The brunette beauty and her entourage sipped on expensive Champagne served by a large crew onboard. 

Dua was incredibly stylish for the cruise in a pair of black cargo pants with a relaxed, baggy fit and a cut-out halterneck top with faux fur lining the collar.

She accessoried with a black and silver Western-style belt around her waist and statement gold jewellery

She was all smiles as she boarded the boat, talking to her friends and other guests before sitting down to relax and scroll on her phone.

Her dark brunette tresses were perfectly styled in a simple straight look, while she opted for a natural makeup palette and a nude lipstick.

She was also seen carrying a brown leather handbag with a chain strap. 

Dua looked stylish for the cruise in a pair of black cargo pants with a relaxed, baggy fit and a cut-out halterneck top with faux fur lining the collar

Dua looked stylish for the cruise in a pair of black cargo pants with a relaxed, baggy fit and a cut-out halterneck top with faux fur lining the collar 

She appeared thoroughly relaxed as she took in the sights of sunny Sydney from a huge yacht

She appeared thoroughly relaxed as she took in the sights of sunny Sydney from a huge yacht 

She was all smiles as she boarded the boat, talking to her friends and other guests before sitting down to relax and scroll on her phone

She was all smiles as she boarded the boat, talking to her friends and other guests before sitting down to relax and scroll on her phone

She was all smiles as she boarded the boat, talking to her friends and other guests before sitting down to relax and scroll on her phone 

Her dark brunette tresses were perfectly styled in a simple straight look, while she opted for a natural makeup palette and a nude lipstick

Her dark brunette tresses were perfectly styled in a simple straight look, while she opted for a natural makeup palette and a nude lipstick 

The sun was shining for the fun day on the Harbour after she and her pals were welcomed with a glass of bubby.

Dua’s second Sydney show descended into chaos on Wednesday night thanks to a huge ticketing debacle. 

One concertgoer, Paula Deyah, said frustrated fans were left waiting in huge queues for hours outside Qudos Bank Arena.

The sun was shining for the fun day on the Harbour after she and her pals were welcomed with a glass of bubby

The sun was shining for the fun day on the Harbour after she and her pals were welcomed with a glass of bubby 

Dua's outing came just hours before thousands of attendees at the One Kiss singer's Sydney show were left stranded outside the arena after the ticketing app used for the event crashed

Dua’s outing came just hours before thousands of attendees at the One Kiss singer’s Sydney show were left stranded outside the arena after the ticketing app used for the event crashed

Twitter was flooded with complaints from people who were still stuck outside just before 9pm – half an hour after the event’s scheduled 8.30pm start.

Tickets to the concert were sold through Ticketek.

‘Should be a great show if the website and app work… kids are out here crying because they can’t get in,’ one person wrote. 

Fans reported the ticketing app used for the event crashed

Fans reported the ticketing app used for the event crashed

They were forced to search through their emails for the digital copies of tickets while door staff had to manually check each one before letting anyone inside

They were forced to search through their emails for the digital copies of tickets while door staff had to manually check each one before letting anyone inside

They were forced to search through their emails for the digital copies of tickets while door staff had to manually check each one before letting anyone inside

Social media was flooded with complaints from people who were still stuck outside just before 9pm - half an hour after the event's scheduled 8.30pm start

Social media was flooded with complaints from people who were still stuck outside just before 9pm – half an hour after the event’s scheduled 8.30pm start

‘What a disaster this is, the app doesn’t work and tickets are not valid for many people,’ another said. 

Dua appeared on stage just after 9pm and apologised to fans, thanking them for their patience.

The popstar is in Australia on her Future Nostalgia tour, Wednesday’s concert was the second show in Sydney after she performed in Brisbane on Saturday.

'Should be a great show if the website and app work... kids are out here crying because they can't get in,' one person tweeted

‘Should be a great show if the website and app work… kids are out here crying because they can’t get in,’ one person tweeted

Dua appeared on stage just after 9pm and apologised to fans, thanking them for their patience

Dua appeared on stage just after 9pm and apologised to fans, thanking them for their patience

The London-born multiple Grammy winning singer is visiting Australia on her Future Nostalgia tour

The London-born multiple Grammy winning singer is visiting Australia on her Future Nostalgia tour

The London-born multiple Grammy winning singer is visiting Australia on her Future Nostalgia tour

She continues her tour Down Under on Friday, November 11, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

She will perform a second show in Melbourne on the Saturday, before jetting to Adelaide and Perth for her final acts.

Qudos Bank Arena has been contacted for comment.

She continues her tour Down Under on Friday, November 11, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

She continues her tour Down Under on Friday, November 11, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

The singer will perform a second show in Melbourne on the Saturday

The singer will perform a second show in Melbourne on the Saturday

She then jets to Adelaide and Perth for her final acts

She then jets to Adelaide and Perth for her final acts

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