Francois Van Coke has teamed up with UBU International to bring you the Van Coke Wallet mobile app. This easy to use free app is a great cashless solution and will be launched at Francois van Coke Unplugged in Pretoria on Sunday, 20 December 2020.
The pandemic has kept Francois from performing in front of a live audience for far too long. He is excited to take his unplugged show to Pretoria to perform on the lawn in the fantastic Loftus Park setting. Because of the Level 1 COVID-19 restrictions, the event’s tickets will be limited to 500 only.
But, not to worry as the event will also be livestreamed and anyone can watch the show in real time from anywhere in the world. This is a first for Francois and his team. Since lockdown level 5, Francois and his team have produced 5 livestream shows, but never combined with a live show and a big audience.
Francois Van Coke comments
“This is once again an interesting space and time. We are allowed to perform for a maximum of 500 people outside, but even that is still limiting and does not really justify the costs of producing a quality outdoor show. I believe that we have proven that we can produce good quality and entertaining livestreams. So, let’s integrate the two and hopefully this will be a solution in the interim and the new way that we do live shows in the future.’’
Tickets and the Van Coke Wallet
The live and livestream tickets will be available to purchase for R150 through the Van Coke Wallet. Your live show Ticket QR code will then be available in your wallet’s ‘my tickets’ section. On the day of the event, you will access the livestream from within the Van Coke Wallet app; making this an easy all-in-one solution for this kind of event and potential future events. At the Francois van Coke Unplugged in Pretoria event, punters can use the Van Coke Wallet to pay for drinks and food at any of the participating vendors at Loftus Park.
The Van Coke Wallet also features special deals, discount vouchers and up to 10% cashback with every purchase of goods and services from participating vendors. The cashback is redeemed by spending it on show tickets, livestream tickets, Van Cokes merchandise, or with any of the vendors within the Van Coke Wallet.
Special deal when you download the Van Coke Wallet
You can earn 50% when you top up your wallet with R50, R200 or R500. If you take up all the offers, you get R375 extra (on the house) to spend. This means you can pay for your Unplugged in Pretoria ticket (R200), PLUS the livestream ticket for this concert (R150) and still have an extra R25 in your wallet – all of this out of the ‘extra’ money you get by loading your wallet. You can download the Van Coke Wallet for free from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
It is super easy to top up with your credit card or debit card. The Van Coke Wallet sports easy how-to-use instructions which explains everything you need to know about how all the features work. Since there are only 500 tickets available, download the app NOW, load the 50% top up specials and get your tickets now to avoid disappointment (this year has been hard enough!).
Other things you should know about the live concert
1. Come thirsty as there will be plenty of Fokof Lager on sale!
2. Your Ticket QR code will be in the “Wallet” tab in your Van Coke Wallet.
3. You can buy tickets for your friends. Ticket QR codes can be shared with them to arrive at different times, but Ticket QR codes will only be valid until the allocated number of scans or limit for the specific QR has been reached.
4. Gates open at 12 PM on the day of the performance and the show starts at 4 PM.
5. If you encounter a ticketing issue, email [email protected].
For the livestream, you will be able to cast the show from your phone to your TV by using a web address and QR code. Similar as to using WhatsApp on your desktop.
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