Sónar is Going Cashless

Glownet will be partnering with Sónar on 18 to 20 June in Barcelona to provide their festival-goers with a completely cashless festival made possible by our RFID technology.

Since its induction in 1994, Sónar has been on the cutting edge of both music and technology. This is why we’re excited that they’ve trusted Glownet to provide cashless RFID solutions and take their festival experience to new heights. We will be partnering with them at both the day and night events.

Our cashless RFID system offers an array of benefits to the festival and festival-goers. Festival-goers will benefit from reduced queues, faster service across all bars and vendors, and peace of mind by being able to wear and safely keep track of their wallets. The festival will experience a higher level of security by cutting down on cash points and concentrating them at centralised top-up stations where guests can add credit to their wristbands. Since Glownet will be servicing the entire festival, festival-goers will be able to use any credit topped-up during the day at the night portion as well. At the end of the event, Glownet enables promotors to provide festival-goers with refunds for any remaining credits, an offering which is lacking in other festival currencies like tickets and tokens.

We are thrilled to contribute our solutions to Sónar’s long-standing record of innovation, as it continues to blaze ahead of the music festival industry.

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Glownet Leads Cashless Revolution in Spanish Festivals

Industria Musical, a publication dedicated to covering the Spanish music business, has named 2015 the year of cashless RFID in Spanish festivals. We’ve always known that cashless is the future for festivals, and the number of major Spanish music festivals, such as Sónar and Barcelona Beach festival, among other big names, adopting our RFID technology continues to attest to this. It’s a revolution which we’re thrilled to be a part of!
 
The technology has been on the industry radar for a few years now, and despite some trial and error in the industry, it is definitely here to stay as it steadily improves the festival-goer’s experience. With shorter queue times, increased peace-of-mind, and a proven rise in customer spending – it’s no wonder that festivals are choosing to go cashless.
 
“We always insist that promoters come see our technology in action so they can see that it operates perfectly. Glownet has designed its solutions to be completely independent of the internet and electricity in order to ensure they function properly 100% of the time,” says Izan Coomonte, Glownet’s Spanish Business Development Manager.
 
The article mentions one key aspect of Glownet’s success; our expertise. We truly believe success comes from experience in implementation, something we’re very proud to say we have a lot of. With a busy festival season in full swing, we’re eager to continue the uphill battle of helping people understand this technology and not fear the concept of positive change.