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Ed Sheeran will need a smartphone to access the concert

Ed Sheeran will need a smartphone to access the concert

Organizers of British singer’s concerts want to control the risk of fraud as much as possible.

This is a practice already found in the game world, but very rare in the music universe. As mentioned The ParisianFans of Ed Sheeran, who bought tickets to his concerts scheduled for July 29 and 30 in the State of France, have no immediate access to the precious sesame.

Have to fight back Fraud, With the obligation to download a mobile application, the organizers plan to send tickets only when the concert is approaching. The purpose is to prevent the re-sale of tickets between individuals other than transactions controlled by the organizers. The application blocks any screen shots on the smartphone.

Smartphone (charged) is mandatory

“To secure the ticket office for this concert, purchased tickets are only available near the concert in the mobile application called for download on your smartphone. To attend the concert, it is essential to have a smartphone that allows you to download an application,” states de France. Terms of sale.

“A few days before the concert, you will receive a notification from the mobile app and / or an email inviting you to activate your digital tickets” specified in the confirmation email sent to buyers.

Reminds me of this process What UEFA already offers For some matches, with an advanced security system: In the context of football matches, due to the detection of a Bluetooth sensor, the QR code associated with the ticket will only appear at the time of arrival at the stadium this time.

“It is not possible to enter without this app. You have to switch on the phone to issue your tickets. Do not forget to charge the battery before the concert!” Ed Sheeran warns the producer Parisian.

“If you can not see the ticket through the mobile application on your smartphone, State de France disclaims all responsibility” also refers to the general terms of the sale.

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BFMTV contacted State de France and Olympia Productions, the concert production company, to let viewers know the nature of the data collected through the application. Both companies have not yet responded.