Festival goers in the UK will be able to enjoy all of this year’s Barclaycard Wireless Festival without having to carry cash on their person. This will the first music event in the in the country to be fully contactless-enabled.
All of the vendors at the festival will accept contactless payments, allowing customers to spend less time queuing and more time listening to music. All forms of contactless will be accepted at the event including Barclaycard PayBand, a specially designed wristband that allows festival-goers to pay for goods quickly and easily using contactless technology.
“We are immensely proud to be the first to go completely contactless and offer the choice of a cashless experience at London’s largest music festival.
We’re really excited by the possibilities Barclaycard PayBand offers as a wearable, secure and easy way to pay when you’re out and about at the festival.” Tom Gregory, Head of Digital Payments at Barclaycard said.
Festival-goers can pay for goods and services at the event by simply placing any contactless card, Barclaycard PayTag or Barclaycard PayBand on a reader, without needing to enter a PIN or sign their nameThey will be among the first to be able to make contactless payments at the new higher limit of £20, as the limit for contactless transactions increases in June from the current limit of £15. Cards from other banks, as well as cash, will be freely accepted at Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012.
The festival-goers that receive a Barclaycard PayBand will be able to take advantage of a host of enhanced experiences through exclusive ‘Barclaycard Unwind’ privileges.
These include fast track entry, goody packs, the chance to win back stage tours, VIP upgrades and entry to the Barclaycard Unwind perk park and have access to a photo-booth that can instantly upload their photos to Facebook.
Users will be able to top up their Barclaycard PayBand online before the festival, or on site using any Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card.
Barclaycard PayBands are available to apply for prior to the event, which takes place between 6th and 8th July, at barclaycardpayband.com.
Numbers are limited and festival-goers are advised to apply early to receive their pre-festival packs, a £5 incentive for auto-top ups and most importantly, eligibility for onsite benefits. Registration and top-up facilities will also be available at the festival.