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RFID Wristbands for Events

RFID wristband technology offers cashless payments, fast access control, reduced wait times, and increased security for events. ID&C has an extensive range of fully customizable RFID wristbands including cloth SmartCards, X-bands, Elastic RFID bands, and Silicone RFID wristbands.

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Why Use RFID Wristbands?

Here at ID&C, we've supplied more than 8 million RFID wristbands to festivals and events around the world. When adapted to any of our fabric wristbands and used with our patented Smartlock®, they become the world's most secure wristbands for events.

  • Connect your event to the digital world
  • Maximize revenues and brand partnerships
  • Complete control over your transactions
  • Tell me more about RFID

    If you're looking for simpler wristbands without RFID Technology take a look at our Tyvek & Paper Wristbands.

    A set of custom RFID wristbands is the ideal opportunity to streamline visitor access, facilitate automated entrance gates, and mitigate potential security issues, with smart tamper-proof chips embedded in each wristband.

    From environmentally friendly, recyclable, and reusable event wristbands to reprogrammable silicone wristbands for ongoing event spaces, there are countless advantages to upgrading from conventional ticketing systems!

  • Smart RFID Event Wristbands

    Cost efficiencies and convenience are two of the biggest priorities for event managers. RFID event wristbands can reduce traffic bottlenecks and lengthy queues and enable security personnel and event staff to work quickly and effectively while managing large crowds.

    RFID wristbands are the most advanced solution, with a wide variety of materials and applications, from single-use paper to bamboo and fabric bands, always designed with comfort and durability.

    Event attendees can open entrance gates with a single tap, pay for goods, merchandise, and refreshments through contactless payment accounts, or log their entry and departure times for instant data collection and site safety management.

    Advice is always available from ID&C if you are unsure which wristband options are best suited to your intended use, the duration of your event, or as a value-for-money replacement for existing single-use ticketing.

    Check out the case study of RFID Wristbands used at Marriott Hotel, Delray Beach.

  • RFID Fabric Wristbands 

    Fabric wristbands are an excellent option for outdoor events such as festivals, with a professionally woven band that can withstand several days of wear, including during rainy and damp conditions.

    Custom RFID Fabric wristbands can be tailored to your event, branding, or sponsorship logos, with either a concealed RFID contactless chip disguised behind a 'scanning touch point' or an integrated RFID smart card.

  • RFID Vinyl and Paper Wristbands

    Vinyl or paper wristbands are perfect for one-off events, or weekend occasions, with encased chips that will not become damaged or defective when exposed to dust and dampness. Paper is a low-carbon RFID bracelet for events and is a low-cost method of producing large numbers of wristbands, with the option of discarding the chips and recycling the paper after usage.

    A tough locking system ensures that even the lightest weight paper RFID wristband cannot be accidentally torn or slip off the wearer’s wrist with abrasion from clothing.

    As a tougher alternative, RFID vinyl wristbands are better suited to longer events of two days or more, for premium events, or used as a VIP access pass as an upgrade on a general entrance paper wristband.

  • RFID Silicone Wristbands 

    Silicone is smooth, soft, and comfortable next to the skin, with every encased chip available for reprogramming for continued use and protected from water ingress with a durable outer shell.

    A reusable silicone RFID wristband branded with your event logo, site name, or location is an accessible way to enter attractions, open lockers, pay for items, or record entrance for footfall tracking, with adjustable closures to ensure one size really does fit all.

    These event wristbands are also suitable for family resorts and events, with a supple material that is suitable for children and which is difficult to lose or damage during busy days or activities.

The right RFID wristband materials, volumes, and design options will depend on the nature and location of your event. For example, water parks and theme parks will normally require a different wristband than festival RFID bracelets for events over one or two days.

If you require professional guidance to select an optimal RFID wristband based on budget, quantities required, duration of use, and sustainability, please contact ID&C for independent suggestions.

Custom RFID Wristbands for Events

One of the key advantages of RFID event wristbands is that the band is fully customizable, featuring colors, wording, text, and even contact details to ensure every attendee has all the required information.

Branding your wristbands is also an opportunity to:

  • Differentiate between different event organizers, stands, or businesses, particularly for multi-use event spaces with various contributors or performers.
  • Issue color-coded wristbands, for example, with one color for VIPs, another for staff, and a third for attendees.
  • Collect back all reusable wristbands, with smart chips tracking the location of the last time the chip was activated to prevent loss and the need to replace reprogrammable wristbands after each event.

Each RFID wristband in our expansive catalog comes with directions as to color options, bespoke design choices, text space, and the dimensions available for branding or logos. Explore our online wristband designer for customizing RFID wristbands with ease. 

Why Choose ID&C for RFID Event Wristbands?

ID&C has been producing high-performance event wristbands with embedded RFID chip technology for years and is a leading provider of reliable wristbands for countless events, including those with hundreds of thousands of attendees that rely on smart access control systems.

Our efficient production teams can offer quick turnarounds where required, expert information about which wristbands we feel are best suited, and design support to ensure your finished RFID event wristbands are ready for immediate use.

Other RFID Products

RFID is one of the most efficient ways to manage large footfalls or keep control of bigger event venues, with automatic data tracking and logging. Another benefit is the security improvement, with wristband users’ details stored in a central database and the option to introduce cashless payment systems.

Other RFID products include the following:

  • RFID Key Cards are used in hotels, gyms, spas, and resorts or as a security safeguard to allow authorized personnel to enter and exit quickly.
  • RFID Windshield Stickers are designed for contactless vehicle checks at events, festivals, shows, and on transport systems such as ferries.
  • RFID Event Badges worn on a durable lanyard provide instant identification verification for staff and managers.

If you would like to learn more about these or any of our other RFID products, please get in touch at any time.

Case Studies of RFID Wristbands At Festivals

Still wondering if RFID wristbands and bracelets are right for your art and music festival?

Read our case studies where ID&C has offered RFID solutions to major festivals and events across the globe.


Coachella Music Festival

Bonnaroo Festival

Osheaga Festival

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Does an RFID Bracelet for Events Work?

    RFID event wristbands contain a smart tag encased within the wristband that stores information about the wearer. Each attendee simply taps their chip against an RFID reader to open a gate, access an area, or pay for a service.

  • Can a Festival RFID Wristband Get Wet?

    Outdoor event organizers commonly opt for waterproof silicone wristbands or water-resistant vinyl wristbands designed to cope with rain and damp conditions.

  • Are RFID Chips in Event Wristbands Secure?

    Yes – contrary to common misconceptions, RFID chips are extremely robust and cannot be scrambled, overridden, or erased with a magnet or any other device. They also cannot be replicated, or the data contained changed without programming through the central RFID chip database.

Millions of Wristbands Sold.

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Customized How You Want It

We have a huge range of custom wristbands for events, all of which can be designed to your requirements. 


Fast Production

We produce most of our wristbands and passes in the US, allowing for fast product and quick delivery to your event.


Free Shipping!

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Free Ground Shipping on online orders over $100*

*Contiguous U.S. only

Fast Production

We produce most of our wristbands and passes in the US, allowing for fast product and quick delivery to your event.

Customized How You Want It

We have a huge range of custom wristbands for events, all of which can be designed to your requirements. 

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