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    Contactless festival payments up 33%

    October 28th, 2016

    Some 7m contactless payments were made at festivals this year using Hungarian company Festipay’s cashless payment service, an increase of a third on the previous year. More than 3m transactions were made at Sziget, the largest music festival in the country, with bankcard transactions making up 300,000 of that total — double the number in 2015.

    Hungarian festivals to see 7m cashless payments this year

    April 14th, 2016

    The number of cashless transactions at Hungarian festivals will reach 7m this year, representing an increase of 27% compared to last year’s 5.5m, research from Festipay predicts. “In 2015, the most frequently visited Hungarian festivals were 90% cashless,” the payment solutions provider says. “This year, Festipay electronic payment solutions will be used at as much as 18 festivals.”

    RapidNFC provides NFC wristbands for payments at Vieilles Charrues music festival

    August 6th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Visitors to France’s largest music festival Vieilles Charrues had the opportunity to pay for refreshments during the event using an NFC payment system developed by ticketing solutions provider Weezevent that incorporated NFC wristbands supplied by RapidNFC. More

    DigiSEq gets MasterCard approval to provision payments to mass market wearables

    August 4th, 2015

    MasterCard has approved a solution that enables payment credentials to be provisioned to wearable devices with a secure element and NFC antenna. The move could give consumers the option of buying any wearable from a… More

    Jameson serves up 25,000 NFC stubby holders

    March 26th, 2015

    Jameson Irish Whiskey is distributing 25,000 NFC bottle holders that allow drinkers to enjoy online content and competitions, to promote its links with an Australian comedy festival. More

    Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity

    July 23rd, 2014

    This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has used Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to track how visitors moved around the site so that it can “shape and streamline the festival in the future”. One… More

    EE takes NFC to Glastonbury

    June 12th, 2014

    UK mobile network operator EE is working with the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to make contactless payments available at 25 of the music event’s bars later this month. EE customers with an Android NFC phone will be able to use the carrier’s Cash on Tap service to pay for their drinks with their mobile phone.

    Barclaycard to introduce contactless payment wristbands

    June 11th, 2014

    Barclaycard is to make contactless payment wristbands available to anyone with a UK bank account or credit card next year. The reloadable bPay Bands will be offered free of charge with no usage fees and… More

    Znap takes NFC to New York and Liverpool music festivals

    March 18th, 2014

    Mobile payments provider Znap has showcased NFC payments at the New York Sound City conference and music festival and will also introduce its solution in the UK at a Liverpool Sound City event on May… More