For a 2015 festival, organisers opted to revolutionise the way the festival-goers paid for refreshments by using an NFC payment system from Weezevent and bands provided by RapidNFC. In total RapidNFC provided over 180,000 NFC enabled fabric wristbands for festival goers.
Weezevent is a French ticketing and money solutions provider. They help event organisers provide not only a smart ticketing setup, that helps with access control, but can also integrate mobile payments into the tickets themselves. This kind of dual functionality is ideal for events like festivals, which can last a few days and attendees don’t really want the inconvenience carrying around cash. As the leading online supplier of NFC tags in Europe, RapidNFC was an ideal partner to deliver the NFC wristbands for the festival-goers on a tight schedule. A range of high-quality wristbands were provided, all with a tough, high-performing NFC tag linked to the mobile wallet of the attendee.
Guests could easily top up their mobile balance on their smartphone and, in a matter of seconds, be able to pay at bars, restaurants and shops by scanning their band.