Barclays Bank PLC announced that the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 is to be fully contactless enabled, giving attendees the ability to enjoy the experience without having to carry cash.
All vendors at the festival will accept contactless payments, allowing festival-goers to spend less time queuing and more time listening to music. All forms of contactless payment will be accepted including Barclaycard PayBand, a specially designed wristband that allows customers to pay for goods quickly and easily using contactless technology.
This year’s attendees will be able to pay for goods and services at the event by simply placing any contactless-enabled device on a reader, without needing to enter a PIN or sign their name. 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.
In addition, help points will be positioned throughout the park to top up at any time or check balances. Once the wristbands are topped up they can be used to pay for everything at the festival, from drinks to t-shirts, as well as to gain access to VIP areas.