London’s FOLD Festival became the latest UK fest to introduce cashless technology earlier this summer (24-26 June).

Global RFID tech company Glownet and RFID accreditation specialists ID&C delivered the cashless payment system at the inaugural FOLD in Fulham Palace’s gardens.

The festival, which was curated by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, issued 7,000 festivalgoers with digital laminate passes, enabling them to making cashless transactions at the food and drink stands.

Refunds were then issued for any unused credit on guests’ passes before they left the event.

FOLD festival organiser Zane Rambaran said: “The Glownet system was exactly as promised. Fast and simple yet able to provide accurate sales data and invaluable audience purchase habits. Any first night nerves where soon shown to be unfounded as Glownet’s diligent and knowledgeable team managed the planning and on site logistics. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Glownet CEO, Scott Witters said: “It was the feedback from the FOLD audience and festival frontline crew that was the most rewarding. We are grateful to all in the Robomagic crew for helping us demonstrate again how RFID does enhance the experience for all stakeholders”

Steve Daly of ID&C added: “It was a privilege to provide Robomagic with our RFID cards for FOLD Festival. The company has made a very forward-thinking decision by adopting contactless payments at their first major event – a move we expect to usher more UK promoters towards RFID technology.”