Paper tickets could soon be a thing of the past, after Samsung announced it is to use ticketless technology at live music events across the UK. 

The scheme will start with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ gig at Knebworth on 23 June, with attendees each receiving a wristband instead of a ticket. Each will use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The wristbands themselves can be synched with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, while hosts can also correlate competitions surrounding their events through them. 

Samsung has also announced that it will begin implementing NFC technology via smartphones as an additional method for people to gain access to gigs and festivals. 

Those attending The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ gig on 23 June should head to the Samsung Galaxy Note experiential stand where they will be able to collect their RFID wristband that will gain them entry to the gig.

RFID wristbands will also be used by Samsung at the music and wakeboarding festival, Wakestock in Cardigan Bay, Wales on 6 to 8 July.

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