Music fans going to the highly anticipated GoodVybes Fest on February 20 are up for a unique tech-enabled experience as PayMaya Philippines, the digital finance and payment solutions arm of PLDT and Smart, powers the music festival’s cashless payments transactions for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases within the event grounds.

GoodVybes Fest 2016

With an estimated attendance of more than 10,000 fans, the GoodVybes Fest will be one of the first music festivals in the Philippines to exclusively offer cashless payments transactions to all attendees. This trend follows the lead of other big music festivals around the world--such as Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California, the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago, and the Tomorrowland EDM Festival in Belgium.
“We are excited that PayMaya is setting the trend in cashless payments here in the Philippines, and the GoodVybes Fest 2016 is a good start to introduce this kind of unique experience particularly to music lovers in the country,” Paolo Azzola, Co-Chief Operating Officer at PayMaya Philippines. “As they enjoy the good-vibes music from some of their favorite bands and DJs, attendees will find that a cashless payments experience with PayMaya is very convenient, fast, and secure.”

The GoodVybes Fest to be held at the Aseana City Open Grounds is slated to be one of the biggest music festivals to hit the Philippines this year, with headliners such as American indietronica band Passion Pit, Scottish electronic band Chvrches, and Canadian pop and rock indie band Stars, among many others. 

Convenience, security
At the festival grounds, attendees will be issued PayMaya prepaid cards for FREE when they purchase an initial load value of Php 300. They can then use the said cards in all food, beverage, and merchandise merchants within the festival venue, and simply load them up again when they need to. Each merchant will be issued a PayMaya Swipe Terminal to conveniently process cashless payments transactions for Mastercard and Visa for the duration of the festival.

Azzola says that aside from providing a convenient way to purchase items during the festival, having a cashless event with PayMaya  improves the security of the attendees, since they wouldn’t have to carry cash around the crowded event grounds.

Use your PayMaya card anywhere
After the festival, those who get their PayMaya cards can continue to load it up and still enjoy the convenience and security of cashless payments, as they may use the card in all establishments, merchants, and service providers that accept VISA.

Users will be able to purchase anything they want with their reloadable PayMaya cards --whether it’s new clothes from their favorite fashion brand, a month-long subscription to Spotify or Netflix, or airline tickets to their dream destinations from the hottest airfare sales.

PayMaya is powered by Visa and is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information about PayMaya and how to get your own PayMaya card, simply download the PayMaya app available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or visit (PR)

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