Organisers of the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize gave ticket holders to the annual music biz bash a cashless experience using NFC wristbands supplied by leading event wristbands supplier ID&C.
Known as the 'Payband', Barclaycard's method of offering contact-less payments uses an RFID (or NFC) microchip embedded in a silicone wristband. The wristbands, pre-loaded with drink tokens were given to guest and VIPs at the ceremony where they could be used at the bars in place of cash.
These particular NFC wristbands were last seen at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival in July, where around 15,000 fans used ID&C's custom NFC wristbands to beat the admission queue and pay for food and drink with a simple flick of the wrist.
To support the event's admission control, ID&C also supplied its vinyl security wristbands - a popular wristband solution for events of all types.
Said to be one of the most respected award evenings on the music business calendar, the highly acclaimed event was held at Camden's Round House on Thursday 10th November, with this year's Prize, along with £20,000 in cash going to indie/electro outfit Alt J.
More on Alt J here