CURRENT will be the first cashless weekend event in Manitoba. CURRENT will use a RFID wristband system for access to the event grounds and designated areas and for any payments onsite.

Wristband FAQs

What can I expect from the RFID wristband process?

  1. Pre-Event
    • Buy tickets online

    • We will send a registration email no later than two weeks prior to event

    • This email will show you how to register online

      • Create a profile

      • Link your registration to a credit card

      • Load an amount up to $500 on your account. Don't worry about loading too much money. Any unused amount will be available for a full refund following the event.

      • Make any merchandise pre-purchases you want. Items will be available for pick-up at the Concierge when you arrive onsite.

  2. During Event

    • Arrive at the festival. The first time you enter, our team at the front gate will verify your I.D. to ensure you are 18+ and will then activate your wristband to ensure speedy entry for the rest of the weekend.

    • This will also ensure you will not be ID’d at the bars throughout the weekend

    • Spend with your wristband like you would a tap credit card.

    • Check balance and refill at any time online or at the self-serve kiosks located at various locations onsite.

    • Engage with the festival. For example:

      • Instant prize giveaways

      • Interactive games

      • Social media check-ins

      • Surveys and polling

      • Scavenger hunts

  3. Post-event.

    • Continue to engage with CURRENT and its partners, vendors, sponsors and artists. For example:

      • Sign up for custom targeted email communications

      • Receive exclusive downloadable content

      • Promotional offers following the event

    • View transaction history and process refund of any unused amounts.

    • Plan for next year’s festival!


What does a “cashless festival” mean?

CURRENT will use a RFID wristband system for access to event grounds and designated areas and for any payments onsite. 


Using tap technology reduces lineups by 80% and ensures a smooth, efficient, VIP event experience. 


Why is CURRENT a cashless event?

Queue/Line-up management.

Cashless systems reduce line-ups by 80% with faster identification and payment processing.


Because all payments are processed digitally, there are fewer steps to follow onsite. There is no need to stand in drink ticket lines or to find an ATM.


Increased security.

The cashless system is bank-grade secure. If a registered wristband is lost or stolen, it can immediately be deactivated and replaced without any lost credit.


Enhanced festival experience and participation.

Your wristband is registered to you, personally. As a result, you can participate in polls, games and various other interactive activities. This gives you a way to offer immediate feedback to festival organizers who can make same-day adjustments, if needed.


This reduces administrative requirements from event vendors, allowing them to focus on what they do best: making food and drinks and serving you with a smile all weekend!


Will I get a ticket to enter the event?

Your wristband is your "ticket" to the event. You will receive a registration email that will be paired with your wristband which will be distributed and activated on-site.


How do I pay for food, drinks or merchandise?

You will pre-register a credit card online to link to your wristband before attending the event. When you receive your wristband at the front gate it will activate your event access permission as well as ability to process any payments while you are at the event. Simply tap and go!


Do I have to pre-load a set amount onto my wristband?

Yes. You pre-register your credit card and link it to your wristband. The payment process is the same as using a tap credit card - simply tap to pay. You can re-load as many times as you like, either online or at the self-serve kiosks located at various locations on-site.


Will I be able to leave and re-enter the event during the day?

Yes. You will tap your wristband to get back into the event and again any time you leave the event site. This will ensure a smooth, efficient re-entry.


When should I expect to receive my wristband(s)?

At the time of purchase, you will provide an email address and a mailing address. Since all ticket orders are processed electronically, you should receive a confirmation email within 2-3 minutes. Events credentials, wristbands, reserved seating lanyards, etc. will be mailed to the mailing address on your account 2 to 3 weeks prior to the event.


I purchased a full weekend pass; can I remove my wristband overnight?

Wristbands are non-removable and non-transferable and must not be tampered with in any way. If you are a 3-day passholder, your 3-day wristband grants you admission for all three days. If you are a 1-day passholder, your 1-day wristband grants you admission on the day for which you purchased. Although it may look the same, the RFID chip will be programmed to only allow access for one day.


You must wear your wristband at all times at the event. Do not cut off or remove your wristband until you leave for the final time.


I lost my wristband. Can I get a new one?

Lost, stolen, damaged and tampered-with wristbands will only be replaced at the discretion of event staff and with valid ID. The wristband replacement fee is $50.

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