What is Festival Currency
Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth will operate a digital currency to ensure speed of service, increased security and ease of transactions at the many Bars, Food Outlets and Vendor Stalls on site
Most importantly, there will be reduced need to wait in lines and counting out coins to buy a drink! As such, all food, merchandise and drinks purchased at Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth will need to be paid for using the simple, tap-and-go Festival Currency Wristbands. Festival Currency can be purchased online via our website ticketing page or at the event using card or cash.
At the venue, Festival Currency wristbands can be topped up at currency stands or by our friendly roaming top-up currency sellers.
Can I use Cash or Card to pay for food and drinks if I haven’t topped up Festival Currency?
Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth is a ‘cashless’ festival. In other words, to buy food and drinks at the event you’ll need to use festival currency as CASH WILL NOT be accepted by vendors. Every wrist band is Festival Currency enabled, and all you need do is top up prior to or at the event. On site we will have a Top-Up facility near the entry gate, as well as roaming top-up assistants that will be able to swipe your debit or credit card to top up your wrist band.
How do I get Festival Currency and How does it work?
You can buy festival currency at the event (with exact cash or credit card) or when you buy your ticket. The wristband you will receive contains a chip, which can be read by the vendor’s scanning device, that deducts a set amount depending on what you purchase. It’s so simple to use, let the vendor know what you would like to purchase. They will ring up the transaction on their device. Then scan your wristband against their device and bingo, transaction is complete, start enjoying your food and beverages! A one-time activation fee of $3.50 is deducted from your initial top-up (think of it as the purchase cost of the wristband).
How much should I put on my Festival Currency wristband?
We would recommend a minimum of $50 to be pre-loaded onto your wristband to maximise your experience at Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth.
How will I know how much is available on my wristband?
You can ask any vendor to tell you how much credit is on your wristband, or ask any roaming To-Up seller, or go to the Festival Currency booth. After each transaction the vendor should also show you the amount left on your wristband so you know exactly how much you have available.
Can I get a refund after the event?
Yes you can! Make sure you keep your wristband. Head to the ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH website from Tuesday 13th August – Friday 24th August and click on the FESTIVAL CURRENCY REFUND button. Simply enter your full name, email address, BSB, Account Number as well as the RFID number printed on the back of the wristband and the 5-6 digit code printed on the side of your wristband and hit complete! Your refund will be processed back into your bank account within 14 working days. Please note, refunds under $5.00 are unable to be processed.