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Gloucestershire festival goes cashless

Whether you've got a bit careless after having one too many or dropped your cash going crazy in the mosh pit, it's all too easy to lose your money at a festival.

So one Gloucestershire festival has taken away the problem completely by going cashless.

Rather than carry cash or cards, festival goers at this year's 2000trees festival at Withington near Cheltenham will have their money pre-loaded onto their wristbands. So they never need to worry about running out of money, pickpockets, looking for a cash machine or losing their money in the crowds.

All points of sale on site will only accept payment through the wristband chip and any unspent cash will be reclaimable after the festival.

Festival goers should add cash to their account before 2000trees, taking place 12th-14th July, and can top up on site using their phones.

Reactions to the news on the festival's Facebook page were mixed, with some festival goers saying they would have preferred a choice about using the system.

What do you think? Is this the way of the future or an unwanted hassle? Email mark@moosemarketingandpr.co.uk 

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