How does it work?
Your wristband has an RFID chip attached to it which will be activated on your arrival. If you are going to have a drink at one of the many Bluesfest Bars, which no doubt you will (Note to all under 18's - this does not include you), you will pay for all drinks at the Bar using your RFID wristband by first visiting one of the 'Top-up' Stations on site! Load the money onto your wristband and then enjoy the great variety of drinks Bluesfest has to offer! Keep on reading!
If you have been to Bluesfest before, you will find the 'Top-up' Stations at the same locations where you used to purchase your drink tickets. Now you are loading money on to your account (which is linked to your wristband), rather than walking away with a bunch of designated drink tickets. You will be able to purchase any drink you like!
You can make a purchase at any Bar on site by double-tapping your wristband at one of the 7 outlets, the amount spent will then be automatically deducted from your account balance. If you run out of credit, you can just 'top-up' your account again by visiting a 'Top-up' Station or using the Bluesfest mobile app. Of course any leftover money will be refunded back to you after the event.
Please know that the only form of payment accepted for purchases at all 7 Bluesfest Bars will be your RFID wristband - you just double-tap to pay!
Note: RFID wristband purchases apply across the 7 Bluesfest Bar outlets and are for 18+ years plus only. All other outlets, including Food & Market stalls, Coffee and Water stands as well as the Merchandise / CD shop outlet still accept cash, credit or debit card.