Danmark Music Festival Use NFC Wristband for Payments


Smukfest music festival in Skanderborg, Denmark, has allowed visitors to use NFC wristband to pay for goods. 300 traders were able to accept contactless payments using Panasonic’s NFC-enabled Toughpad tablets.

50,000 festival goers were able to load credit onto their wristband at one of the festival’s cashless stations or via an accompanying smartphone app.

“When your favorite band is playing and you become thirsty, there is nothing worse than a long queue where the credit card machine does not work because of network interruptions,” says Panasonic’s Kim Holst Hansen. “Because our tablets also work offline it avoids this problem.”