London venue is UK’s initial to use digital-only ticketing

Islington Assembly Hall has turn a initial venue in a UK to deliver digital-only ticketing.

The North London venue will now usually sell tickets by ticketing app DICE in a bid to cut out touts.

The app sells tickets that have to be shown on a phone of a chairman who paid for them.

It’s hoped a pierce will assistance extent a volume of tickets resold by delegate agents or sole by touts outward a venue.

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Islington Assembly Hall’s business manager Lucinda Brown said: “We’re so vehement to be operative with DICE and to be heading a approach as a song venue charity mobile-first tickets.

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“Through this partnership, we are creation a mount opposite touts and permitting fans to have some-more control.”

Upcoming gigs during a 800-capacity venue embody Rae Morris, Jake Isaac and Kele Okereke.

The pierce follows other efforts by large names and a song attention as a whole to extent delegate ticketing.

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Ed Sheeran recently announced despotic entrance manners for his 2018 tour.

The thespian and his team, who have formerly pronounced they are “vehemently opposed” to sheet re-sales, have explained how fans will need 4 forms of ID when they arrive during a venue.

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“Ed and his group have a despotic position opposite anyone regulating delegate ticketing websites for profit,” says a matter from Ed’s record label, Atlantic Records.

“On this tour, any tickets that are resold will not be current unless they are bought and sole by Ed’s central resale partner, Twickets, that allows fan to fan sales during face value and engagement price only.

“This means no distinction to touts and nobody removing ripped off.”

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