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Tech Stack: Edinburgh International Festival at home, NFTs and more..

Featured image credit: Ryan Buchanan/Edinburgh International Festival

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

Welcome to Brazil

MoonPay, a platform that enables the sale and purchase of cryptocurrencies, has entered the Brazilian market through the sponsorship of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A’s Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. 

As part of the new deal, MoonPay will help Flamengo leverage NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and Web3 to boost fan engagement. MoonPay will also become a major sponsor of Flamengo’s basketball team. 

Ivan Soto-Wright, co-founder and chief executive of MoonPay, said: “NFTs and Web3 technology have helped increase fan engagement and loyalty as well as create new revenue streams worth hundreds of millions of dollars for sports teams around the world.”

Edinburgh International Festival at home

Edinburgh International Festival (pictured) has revealed the details of its month-long digital programme series, Edinburgh International Festival At Home in partnership with Abrdn. The digital programme is celebrating Edinburgh International Festival’s 75th year and will feature 16 videos released throughout November. 

The programme comprises a set of five short films titled Edinburgh is a Story, two full-length concerts performed at this year’s physical festival, a series of six intimate music sessions, and a behind-the-scenes video that includes artist interviews. 

Dancing in Amsterdam

NFT ticketing platform Seatlab NFT has announced a new partnership with Berlin-based talent agency The Bliss Office. The collaboration is an exclusive party taking place alongside the Amsterdam Dance Event. 

The side party will take place Friday October 21 and will be hosted at the BAUT Oost venue in Amsterdam. The likes of of Øostil, The Element, Undercatt, Glowal, Cellini and Axel Haube are set to perform. Tickets for the event will be issued as NFTs through the SeatlabNFT app. 

A Hollywood High

English band Duran Duran are set to release a 75-minute docu-concert film named ‘A Hollywood High’ that will see the band performing live on a rooftop in Los Angeles. 

The concert will be shown alongside interviews and archival footage that demonstrates the band’s relationship with the city, according to an article by Variety. 

The film will be released in cinemas globally on November 3.