NORTH LONDON’S Islington Assembly Hall (cap. 800) has teamed-up with ticketing app platform DICE to become the first UK venue to do away with paper tickets entirely.
The venue believes that having DICE as its ticketing partner is the best way to prevent touts accessing tickets for events.
“Through this partnership, we are making a stand against touts and allowing fans more control,” says venue business manager Lucinda Brown.
Tickets are sold through the app and presented on entry. Fans with unwanted tickets can get refunds until a concert has started, with ticket-holders receiving information such as performance times.
DICE head of music Russ Tannen says, “When venues ditch tout-friendly paper tickets and embrace mobile, literally everyone wins, except touts.”
Acts playing the venue include Jane Weaver, Billy Bragg and Lucie Silvas.