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Boiler Events' electronic music-focused festival will ditch cash for the first time in 2016, predicting "increased convenience for all" with its Intellitix RFID set-up
By IQ on 07 Jun 2016
Romanian electronic music festival Electric Castle will go fully cashless for 2016.
The festival, promoted by Cluj-Napoca-based Boiler Events, will provide its 100,000 attendees with Intellitix RFID wristbands for both access-control and payment, which it says will result in “significantly reduced queue times, increased convenience and enhanced security”.
Guests will be able top up their accounts via the Electric Castle website, or set up an ‘auto top-up’ feature’ to automatically recharge the wristband when funds fall below a certain amount.
“Romania will be the 18th border we cross, and what better way to introduce our solutions than at the Electric Castle Festival – it’s a magical event”
Electric Castle’s head of communications, Andi Vanca, says: “It’s fantastic to be able introduce this new technology for our festivalgoers at this year’s Electric Castle. Our ambitions are to improve the experience of each and every one of our festivalgoers, and through speedy purchases via the RFID wristbands we will be able to reduce queue times and increase convenience for all, meaning more time to explore the amazing line-up and programme we’ve put on for everyone.”
Intellitix’s Serge Grimaux adds: “It is always exciting to deploy our services for the first time in a new country. Romania will be the 18th border we cross, and what better way to introduce our solutions than at the Electric Castle Festival – it’s a magical event.”
The fourth Electric Festival takes place at Bánffy Castle in Bonţida from 14 to July, and will be headlined by Sigur Rós and German techno DJ Paul Kalkbrenner.