Wristbands will be shipped a few weeks before the festival

To reduce your chance of damaging or losing your wristband before the festival, all wristbands will be shipped a few weeks ahead of the festival, regardless of when you place your order. Damaged or lost wristbands can be replaced at the box office for a fee of $20.

Using Your RFID Wristband

Paying for drinks, food and merchandise at the event is now easier, faster and safer.

Your festival wristband is not only your ticket to get into Roots N Blues Festival faster, it’s also your digital wallet to make purchases at the event – all with a simple tap of your wristband. Simply follow the instructions in your wristband activation email to connect your wristband to a credit or debit card before arriving at the festival. Gone are the days of having to worry about fumbling for change; instead, enjoy fast, convenient and secure transactions using your RFID-enabled wristband. With faster transactions, you can get back to what you really came for – the music.

Prefer cash? No problem. There will be a location on site where you can load cash onto your wristband.

The only form of payment accepted is your RFID wristband. You just hold your wrist up to the scanner until you hear the beep!

RFID Payment Benefits

  • No need to top-up; simply connect your wristband to a payment method and use it the same way you use your debit or credit card
  • Super convenient – your wristband is on you at all times
  • Faster transaction times
  • Safer experience for all patrons when cash is reduced from the festival grounds.
  • Reduced physical contact prevents the spread of Covid-19
  • Worry-free experience and more time to enjoy the event

Arrive Prepared

Our Things to Know page includes the most up to date information and will continue to be updated.

Things to Know