THE ORGANISERS of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival CTIJF, espAfrika have introduced a new cashless payment system for revelers.
This is part of enhancing the festival experience that would allow festival-goers to spend more time enjoying over 40 local and international acts, and less time standing in queues at busy bars and food vendors.
The 19th edition of this annual spectacle begins from March 23 to 24 at the Sandton Convention Center, Cape Town.
This cashless system will cover all bars, food vendors and exhibitors throughout the festival’s public space. However, ‘festinos’ as they’re known wanting to purchase artist merchandise and Rosies Stage tickets, will have the option to pay via cash, debit or credit cards as in previous years.
How it works: upon arriving at the festival, head to one of the three conveniently-located CTICC Cashless Top-Up stations (Check the ‘You Are Here’ Map on the festival brochure, or ask at information)
- You will be given a Howler cashless card which you will load money using cash or card (debit or credit card accepted). There will be No Fees to purchase or load the card
- Use the Cashless Card to tap-and-go at bars and food vendors
- Top up the card at any point during the festival at one of the CTICC Cashless Top-Up stations
- Card balance will be provided on each transaction
- Cash out any remaining money post-event (from 72 hours) through the Howler website straight into your bank account. No Additional Fees.
For more information on using the cashless payment system, visit the Cape Town International Jazz Festival website: http://bit.ly/2IqU3aO
“The CTIJF has always been about putting our festival-goer at the heart of the event. Whether this is listening to the requests for artists, or the need for a more convenient digital payment system that negates the need to carry cash.
Taking today’s digitally-advanced society into account, we will be working with the CTICC’s appointed cashless service provider – Howler.
This will make transactions quicker so people can spend more time listening to their favourite acts and not missing any highlights,” says Billy Domingo, festival director.
For a full line up, programme and artists line up visit http://www.capetownjazzfest.com/