The ApeFest 2022 is heading to New York City once again in less than two weeks. Here are the latest updates as we count the days until this grand event.
In precisely 11 days, the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) ApeFest 2022 will go full throttle. It is one of the most talked-about NFT festivals this year, so the entire BAYC community awaits in keen anticipation.
The first ApeFest was held in October 2021, complete with various activities for the entire BAYC community—a costume contest, a yacht party, an immersive gallery experience, and a mutant Halloween party. To say it was a rousing success would be an understatement.
Last year’s accomplishment prompted the BAYC team to host the ApeFest as an annual festival for Bored Ape and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT holders. What even makes ApeFest 2022 an even bigger celebration is that it once again coincides with another huge event, the NFT.NYC, dubbed “the Superbowl of the NFT space.”
What to Expect in the Days Leading to ApeFest 2022
Last week, BAYC entered into a partnership with TokenProof for ticketing and token-gating. TokenProof will serve as the official verification platform, so anyone planning to attend ApeFest 2022 will need to use it to verify token ownership and get tickets for the event.
As mentioned earlier, ApeFest 2022 coincides with NFT.NYC. Couple that with the growing popularity of the Ape NFTs, the BAYC team is expecting an even bigger audience this year compared to the last year. They need all the help to verify attendees and make the process more streamlined.
The venue for ApeFest 2022 is Pier 17, an indoor/outdoor waterfront facility in New York. And since COVID-19 health and safety regulations are in place, everyone in attendance is expected to adhere to these. The BAYC team is making sure that only holders of BAYC and MAYC NFTs and their guests will attend the festival.
They are also enforcing strict measures to ensure all attendees are at least 18 years old or older with valid proof of identity. The open bar available in the venue will be for attendees 21 years old and older only.
Getting Tickets for ApeFest 2022
Tickets for ApeFest 2022 were made available on June 8, 9 am ET. However, those planning to attend will only have until June 9, 9 pm ET, to request tickets; thus, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All BAYC and MAYC NFT holders get free tickets, food, and refreshements. Even those with a +1 ticket can bring one guest to the event for free.
BAYC and MAYC holders who still haven’t requested their tickets can follow these steps:
1. Download and install the TokenProof app on their smartphone.
2. Register using the wallet holding their BAYC or MAYC NFT. Holders are not required to pay any gas fees.
3. BAYC and MAYC NFT holders must choose and rank the dates they can attend according to their preference. They also need to indicate if they need a +1 ticket. The ApeFest 2022 will be from June 20 to 23.
4. Request tickets through the app or website.
Since the BAYC team is expecting a massive turnout for ApeFest 2022, they are making it clear that registering on the website doesn’t guarantee tickets. They will be sharing more details this week regarding the ticketing process.
BAYC has fallen victim to hackers and scammers several times this year already, the latest of which is the hacking of their Discord server, resulting in the 200 Ethereum getting stolen. The BAYC team has issued a warning stating, “As always, protect your apes and your wallets. Keep in mind this will be the only way to request tickets. Only use official links posted here or from the ApeFest site once it’s live.”
More details about ApeFest 2022 will be provided in the coming days.
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