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Isle of Wight festivals to embrace prepaid wristbands?

Wed 15 Jun 2011

Isle of Wight festivals to embrace prepaid wristbands?

People heading over to the Isle of Wight for one of the music spectacles the island has to offer - such as the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival - may soon find prepaid wristbands make it even easier to have a good time.

The PayPass items from MasterCard were trialled at this year's Isle of Wight Festival, which featured headline performances from Kings of Leon, Kasabian and Foo Fighters, in the VIP area - allowing revellers to easily purchase food and drinks with the pre-loaded payment methods.

Of those who gave the new technology a go, 96 per cent said the products were easier to use than credit or debit cards, while 98 per cent claimed they were faster than other options.

Hany Fam, president of MasterCard UK and Ireland, said: "We look forward to extending the PayPass prepaid wristbands to provide access as well as payments at more festivals and events across the UK."

Posted by Louise Parkes
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