Blockchain "Festy'-val @ SXSW

Austin, Texas — March 9th 2018 — ‘Festy’ is the future of payments for the entertainments industry. The Irish blockchain technology company that builds crypto compatible contactless payments systems embedded on wristbands & smart cards for music festivals, concerts, stadiums and conferences launches at SXSW this weekend. Festy will be exhibiting at the SXSW Tradeshow which takes place in the Austin Convention Center from Sunday 11th — Wednesday 14th March, 2018. There you will find the Festy team spreading the good word by distributing the wristbands and demonstrating the technology to attendees who can live the experience of topping-up and spending their tokens using their digital wallets — for some swag in return!

“Leave your wallet at home” is a fitting slogan for this fusion between tech conference & music festival that is running into its 31st year welcoming more than 80,000 people from all around the globe.

“The opportunity to take blockchain technology and the new era of crypto payments to a festival of this size gives us unique insights into scaling our product, which is undoubtedly the largest challenge for startups in the blockchain industry,” says Founder Graham de Barra.

SXSW marks the first event in an exciting festival line-up for the Festy team this season. With a number of PoCs deployed in 2017, most notably at Eletric Picnic (the largest music festival in Ireland), Festy will be seen in full swing this summer due to some commercial partnerships in the pipeline with industry-leading promotion companies. SXSW will now hold the title for being the largest event in blockchain history where crypto tokens are being used by a mass audience for real world goods — a milestone for bridging the gap between the industry and the public.

‘Festy’-val will take place everyday at 4pm from Sunday 11th — Wednesday 14th of March and will feature a short performance from world renowned Irish recording artists as part of a collaboration between Festy and FMC (‘First Music Contact’ — funded by the Arts Council of Ireland). Attendees are warmly welcomed by the team to come and take a look at a joining of forces between innovative artists and decentralized technologies, giving rise to endless possibilities for the music industry and beyond.

Talos pictured performing at Electric Picnic 2017 are one of FMC’s Irish artists playing at SXSW this year

Come say hello to the Festy team at booth #1732. The custom SXSW Festy app is now available for download on the Play Store. Whether you’re a promoter, a sponsor, or a Festy like us we’d love to talk to you!

A live feed of all the acts will be available on our Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms.

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Please contact support@festy.ie for all queries.