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Download Festival 2015 to be the first ever compulsory cashless UK festival

Download Festival 2015 to be the first ever compulsory cashless UK festival

Download Festival is seeking to stop the patting of pockets, hiding in sock, at bottom of sleeping bag problems that people have at festivals by making their 2015 event the UK's first cashless festival.

This year Muse, KISS and Slipknot headline the Donington Festival's first compulsory cashless year.

The festival website states: “The festival is going absolutely cashless this year – the first major UK festival to do so. Which is pretty epic.

Download is the first UK festival to go cash free

“Not only will it reduce queues for the bar and food stalls, it removes the faff of cash and makes security on site even tighter.

“We’re introducing Dog Tags, a payment system that will work across the whole festival.

“We’ll exchange your physical ticket for your personal Dog Tag wristband (exactly in the same way as you normally would). Your Dog Tag will be pre-loaded with the funds you’ve added in advance throughout the weekend, you’ll pay for food, merch and drinks with Dog Tag and you can check your balance at all times during payment and at balance check points.

“If you run out of credit, there will be loads of points on-site which you can top up using your debit or credit card and with cash (notes only), or via the website or Download app.

“And if you’ve got credit leftover, you’ll automatically be refunded to the first card you used to top up online, or to the bank account details you supply if you’ve topped up on site after Download’s finished.”

Click here to register your ticket and add funds to your account.


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