Gone are the days of a normal wristband. Samsung are to use NFC enabled ones for the first time next month when the Red Hot Chilli Peppers play Knebworth in Hertfordshire.
Fans will be able to use their wristbands to enter competitions at the event as well as check in on Facebook at the Samsung stand: groovy.
Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of telecommunications and networks Simon Stanford said: “We’re delighted to announce our involvement in the first rollout of ticketless technology this country has seen.
“In future, everyone will be able to use their mobile phone as their ticket, whether they are music fans going to a gig, or a commuters travelling to work. So we’re excited to be aligning ourselves with that technology and to be bringing a new experience to both our customers and to music fans across the country.”
Nice to see NFC being used for something useful at last. It is one of those features that many of us now have on our smartphones but don’t really get the opportunity to utilize.
Posted by: James