Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…

A miniature Sir Elton John

Fans will be able to experience Sir Elton John like never before when he takes to the stage at BST Hyde Park this Friday. 

The event will utilise augmented reality (AR) to bring Sir Elton closer to the fans through time-synced 3D imagery and a miniature Sir Elton. Fans will need to download the ‘Elton John x Vodafone’ app and point their camera at the stage to enjoy the experience. 

Read the full story here: TheTicketingBusiness.com. 

NFT ticketing 

After the events surrounding the Champions League final between Premier League club Liverpool and La Liga side Real Madrid in Paris, it has been recommended that the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup and Paris 2024 Olympics should utilise NFT (non-fungible token) ticketing. 

It is hoped the initiative would reduce fraudulent processes, like the situation witnessed at the UEFA Champions League final. 

You can read more about this here: TheTicketingBusiness.com. 

Metaverse attractions 

Psychic VR Lab, a developer of the Metaverse content creation suite STYLY, is currently hosting an extended reality (XR) NFT art exhibition in Times Square, New York. 

The developer is hosting the exhibition alongside Japanese events partners Animoca Brands KK Corporation, Ucollex International and Madworld Hong Kong. 

Virtual Reality (VR) immersive experiences are also available for those that cannot attend, with content available on the Psychic VR Lab immersive application through headsets from Meta and HTC VIVE.

Metaverse for the masses

Virtual reality technology company Eyeora has launched a VR platform to bring the Metaverse to the masses, by making it easier, cheaper and quicker for creators to produce, share and monetise VR content and experiences. 

The platform comprises an app and a turnkey creative studio, which has been built for non-technical people so they can become VR content creators. 

Background image: Ales Nesetril on Unsplash