Three festivals – all deploying Intellitix’s advanced RFID wristbands technology – commence today in Canada, the country that brought insulin, Velcro and William Shatner to the rest of the world.
Visitors to Festival d’été de Québec (4-14 July), Montréal’s Festimania (4-12 July), and Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest (4-14 July), will all be deploying RFID access control wristbands and systems throughout their sites. The big Thursday kick off is also seeing a considerable amount of Intellitix social media technology deployed at the same time, allowing some ticket holders to post photos and status updates on Facebook and Twitter.
With Intellitix HQ being based in Montreal, it’s a significant weekend for the company, particularly given that our very first event was Festival d’été de Québec in 2010. This is also the second year that Intellitix has deployed its RFID wristband echnology at Festimania and Bluesfest.
Festival d’été de Québec’s line-up includes Belle & Sebastian, Femi Kuti, Eagles of Death Metal, along with drumming, marionettes, stilt walkers, street theatre and just about anything else you can imagine.
RBC Bluesfest is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in Canada and has played host to Sting, Van Morrison, Snoop Dogg and Santana with this year’s headline acts including Dixie Chicks, Rush, Alice in Chains, BB King and Bjork.
Montreal’s Festimania is a group of 12 festivals and includes circus performances, comedy acts, theatre, fireworks, and of course music with great world music acts covering genres from Balkan beatbox, to afro-Colombian to reggae and pretty much everything in-between.