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UK Fans Urged to Print Styles Tickets After Beyonce Ticket Issues

UK Fans Urged to Print Styles Tickets After Beyonce Ticket Issues 

Fans attending a Harry Styles concert in Edinburgh, Scotland are being warned to come prepared for a throwback ticketing experience: Print tickets at home before you arrive, or you won’t get in. The warning comes after a Beyonce show at the venue saw “chaos” caused by mobile-only ticketing failures on the Ticketmaster system.

“You MUST print your ticket before coming to the venue otherwise you will not gain entry,” read the email sent to those planning on attending the Harry Styles concert at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield this weekend. The singer is performing two shows at the famed rugby stadium, Friday May 26 and Saturday, May 27. The rare instruction comes after the Ticketmaster system failed at Beyonce’s show on May 20.

Attendees told reporters that the mobile-only ticketing system was crashing – users were either unable to get an internet signal that would allow them to access their tickets, or the Ticketmaster app was failing during the process of pulling up the tickets, setting them back as thousands attempted to get in to the sold out performance.

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“It was chaos – folk were unable to get tickets up. They would not accept screen shots either,” one fan told Edinburgh News. “It took us an hour to get a signal and only because we went to a pub quite a bit away with free Wi-Fi, so stood outside and the app finally worked but loads of folk had same issues and loads of people arrived late to the concert as a result.”

“I bet lots of folk that had some alcohol on board really struggled. Altogether it took us an hour from getting off the tram to getting into the concert which is ridiculous.”

Ticketmaster responded to the complaints by saying there had been “no issues with its app” and fans had been instructed to access their tickets before they arrived at the venue, in order to avoid overloading the internet at the stadium as more than 50,000 people tried to access tickets on their mobile devices. It also said that the box office had assisted any impacted consumers by printing their tickets.

Visiting the ticketing page for the Harry Styles concerts this weekend, it appears that print-at-home is the only method of ticket delivery available for those purchasing tickets now, as the shows approach.

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Of course, the incidence of mobile-only ticketing and fans being stuck outside of stadiums is not a new one. An app crash locked fans out at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar recently, with “chaos” reported when mobile ticketing stranded thousands outside of a Dua Lipa show in Australia. College sports saw a major outage when Paciolan went down on a football gameday in the fall, while The Weeknd saw his tour opener postponed by a massive internet outage in Canada. And those examples are just in the past year.

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Styles continues to bring Love On Tour to the UK and Europe, with shows planned through mid-July on the lengthy run of shows that saw him perform in North America for much of 2022.

Beyonce’s tour continues with its EU run this weekend, with the singer performing at Stade de France in Saint-Denis Friday as Styles takes the stage in Scotland. Her Rennaisance World Tour remains on that side of the Atlantic until late June, heading to North America beginning with a July show in Toronto.

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Beyonce Renaissance World Tour 2023 Dates

Europe/EU Dates
May 10 – Stockholm, SE | Friends Arena
May 14 – Brussels, BE | King Baudouin Stadium
May 17 – Cardiff, UK | Principality Stadium
May 20 – Edinburgh, UK | BT Murrayfield Stadium
May 23 – Sunderland, UK | Stadium of Light
May 26 – Paris, FR | Stade de France
May 29 – London, UK | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
May 30 – London, UK | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
June 8 – Barcelona, SP | Olympic Stadium
June 11 – Marseille, FR | Orange Velodrome
June 15 – Cologne, DE | Rheinenergiestadion
June 17 – Amsterdam, NL | Johan Crujff Arena
June 21 – Hamburg, DE | Voksparkstadion
June 24 – Frankfurt, DE | Deutsche Bank Park
June 27 – Warsaw, PL | PGE Nardowy

North America Dates
July 8 – Toronto, CA | Rogers Centre
July 9 – Toronto, CA | Rogers Centre
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA | Lincoln Financial Field
July 15 – Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium
July 17 – Louisville, KY | Cardinal Stadium
July 20 – Minneapolis, MN | Huntington Bank Stadium
July 22 – Chicago, IL | Soldier Field
July 23 – Chicago, IL | Soldier Field
July 26 – Detroit, MI | Ford Field
July 29 – East Rutherford, NJ | Metlife Stadium
July 30 – East Rutherford, NJ | Metlife Stadium
August 1 – Boston, MA | Gillette Stadium
August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA | Heinz Field
August 5 – Washington, DC | Fedex Field
August 6 – Washington, DC | Fedex Field
August 9 – Charlotte, NC | Bank Of America Stadium
August 11 – Atlanta, GA | Mercedes Benz Stadium
August 12 – Atlanta, GA | Mercedes Benz Stadium
August 16 – Tampa, FL | Raymond James Stadium
August 18 – Miami, FL | Hard Rock Stadium
August 21 – St. Louis, MI | Dome at America’s Center
August 24 – Phoenix, AZ | State Farm Stadium
August 26 – Las Vegas, NV | Allegiant Stadium
August 30 – San Francisco, CA | Levi’s Stadium
September 2 – Los Angeles, CA | SoFi Stadium
September 3 – Los Angeles, CA | SoFi Stadium
September 11 – Vancouver, CA | BC Place
September 13 – Seattle, WA | Lumen Field
September 18 – Kansas City, KS | Arrowhead Stadium
September 21 – Dallas, TX | AT&T Stadium
September 23 – Houston, TX | NRG Stadium
September 24 – Houston, TX | NRG Stadium
September 27 – New Orleans, LA | Caesars Superdome advertisement