Over 115,000 patrons streamed through the gates between December 27th to January 1st as Cashless Events seamless RFID technology gave patrons the ability to go cashless for the entire Woodford Folk Festival 2018.
Thanks to Cashless Events event technology, patrons were given the ability to “Top Up” their RFID wristbands with digital currency when purchasing tickets online, to be activated immediately upon arrival at the festival.
Woodford Folk Festival embraced Cashless Events RFID technology to reduce the need for patrons to carry cash throughout the site as well as increased speed of service. All food and beverage outlets throughout the venue will only accept cashless payments, as well as other festival services (Festival Shop, Visual Arts and Crafts) and all participating stallholders.
Patrons, bar staff & stall holders all enjoyed the ease of Cashless Events RFID payment technology combined with the speed of cashless transactions. With cashless “Top Up” facilities available throughout the sprawling 5 Hectare venue including camping facilities.
As with every Cashless Event, all transaction data is recorded and compiled into a comprehensive report delivering a complete breakdown of patron spending behaviour and data throughout the 6-day event.
This year “Woodfordia” was transformed into a village that hosts over 25,000 daily patrons, performers, stallholders, volunteers and organisers. As many as 2,680 volunteers across 162 departments are at the heart of the organisation and contribute to the setup and day-to-day running of the festival. During the event, the festival is actually the 67th largest town in Australia!
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The Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Club decision to partner with Cashless Events was quickly validated, with the pre-event experience in ensuring the success of our event and seamless integration was very well received at the track and via social media. The increase in bar takings and ease of service was very noticeable and the reporting, security and transparency of the technology kept us 100% in control.
Chief Executive Officer at Kalgoorlie Boulder Turf Club
"2013 saw the first [in the UK] implementation of RFID wristbands and a completely cash free site. Speeding up bar service and improving safety for all the system was fault free throughout the weekend and used, without major issue, by all festival-goers over the weekend."
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RFID was such a tremendous relief for customer service. I usually anticipate spending the first night responding to complaints. But this year I didn't have to deal with any, which freed me to respond to other issues.
CMO SnowGlobe Music Festival
We made the move and said good bye to Tokens and welcomed new RFID technology the team from Cashless Events were fantastic to deal with, we gained full instant visibility, our patrons and staff all well and truly benefited from the change. It let me focus on other matters and we will be expanding the relationship into the future.