Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…
Boxing and NFTs
Floyd Mayweather beat fellow boxer Don Moore in an exhibition fight recently at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Tickets for the event were only available for just over 20 VIP fans with all tickets sold as an NFT (non-fungible token) as part of the Global Titans Fight Series. The event has been claimed to be the first NFT-related pay-per-view sporting event.
Those that had purchased an NFT ticket for the Mayweather vs Moore fight had the opportunity to secure gift videos, photos and even a special 3D VIP crystal ticket. Global Titans hopes to put on an event every three months, and is looking to secure more rewards for its NFT-based customers. The NFT ticket-holders were even entered into a competition to win a trip to the debut fight event.
It’s The Ship
Cruise festival organiser It’s The Ship is set to host its first on-land event, a party in Pattaya, Thailand.
The event will be exclusively for holders of its ‘DuckDrop’ NFTs.
‘It’s The Ship Presents Quack House’ will be held at an undisclosed venue from May 27-30, and invitations can only be obtained via a raffle for owners of It’s The Ship’s ‘DuckDrop’ line of NFTs.
The event will It’s The Ship’s first in-person event since November 2019, before the start of the global pandemic.
Carry Me Home
Shocap Entertainment and The 7 Fingers are set to debut a hybrid concert, Carry Me Home, on June 4.
The physical event will be held at Animatrik Film Design studio in Burnaby, Vancouver, where a high-tech motion capture facility will be converted into a theatre for just one day. Carry Me Home is a live broadcast show, where the acrobatic performers are motion capture in mobcap suits and retargeted directly to their avatars in the livestream.
It is part of the LiViCi Concert Series.
Sonic Bloom Festival in Colorado will be a fully NFT-ticketed music festival when it takes place from June 16-19.
The festival will feature art, music, performances, yoga, dance, workshops, installations, education, camping, nature and science.
Sonic Bloom partnered with Relic Tickets to utilise NFT blockchain ticketing for the festival. Relic has been able to connect festival attendees with pre-event upsells such as parking, merchandiser, showers and more.