Pay for your festivals with cryptocurrencyBy Sj.Cliff
Bitcoins have gotten big this year! It seems that everyone wants a Bit of the online-currency pie… including festivals!
Festival organisers from all over the world are now starting to accept Bitcoins payments for tickets after high volumes of demand.
Got a few internet pennies floating about? The take a look at these beauties:
With a slogan: ‘No to corporate sponsors, corporate logos and VIPs, yes to independence, solidarity and creativity’, it’s not a surprise to learn that Portugal’s popular Boom Festival has decided to accept bitcoin.
The festival – which the organizers say over 100,000 people will attend– is to be held over the full moon from 4th to 11th August at Idanha A Nova Lake, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Rave acts coupled with performers, psychedelic artwork and healing workshops inside of beautiful gardens makes this eco-event the one to go to.
Want to pay with Bitcoins? Then navigate to Boom’s website, head to the BTC payments page and fill in a form. Once completed, clicking the ‘submit’ button will take the purchaser to the BitPay payment page, where the transaction is finalized.
Lost Theory Festival
Keeping in the psychedelic vein, the Lost Theory Festival in Deringaj, Croatia, promises “the finest installation art, visuals and decor” along with the “sonic experience brought by a fusion of hi-tech genres and alternative electronic music”.
Incase dancing isn't enough for you, a ‘Dub Forest’ will allow festival-goers to “eat, dance, drink and relax to the vibrations of dub roots music”.
Anyone wanting to get tickets with Bitcoin will need to email the organizers to arrange payment.
Lucidity is an “open-source transformational arts and music festival”,near sunny Santa Barbara, California.
The festival offers seven distinct ‘villages’, each with a unique theme, and “a world class line-up of musical talent”, as well as local acts.
Bitcoining your tickets is simple: a button on the ‘buy tickets with crytpocurrency’ page directs you to the Coinbase website where the transaction takes place.
Vegas Loves Brazil
With a completely different vibe, in a radically alternative environment, the Vegas Loves Brazil festival is (surprise suprise) all about Brazilian music and culture.
Taking place in the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, on the weekend of April 5th and 6th, this colourful event hosts Brazilian acts, such as Carla Visi and Banda Cine, along with Samba, funk and capoeira, and food and drink from the region (make ours a caipirinha).
How to pay for your tickets with bitcoin is a bit of a mystery, however. While there is a ‘Bitcoin accepted here’ button on the ‘buy tickets’ page, the only payments offered at checkout are credit/debit cards and PayPal. We recommend contacting the organisers via the website.
Part conference, part music fest, Dig South is “is the Southeast’s interactive festival celebrating innovation and the digital economy”.
The five-day festival will include a two-day interactive conference with “high-level presenters, innovative startups and the Wild Pitch event”, a two-day tech and creative industry expo, a one-day “Culturama” featuring the HACKCharleston Challenge, as well as national bands, comedians and more.
Dig South says: “The theme for 2014 is #mobilize. Conference presenters will explore the mobilization of digital tools, platforms and the global workforce. General tracks include technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, gaming and ecosystems/culture.”
To pay in Bitcoin, select the Bitcoin registration tab from the festival website and follow instructions on the dedicated Bitcoin page.
Porc Fest, also known as the Porcupine Freedom Festival, is the flagship annual event of the Free State Project held at Roger’s Campground in Northern New Hampshire.
The “week long celebration of liberty” and includes campfires, panel discussions, presentations, movies, live talk shows, dancing, singing, music, food, parties, “all around liberty-loving good times”.
To register with Bitcoin, simply fill out the form on the BTC registration page, fill in the form, and a Bitcoin button will take you to Coinbase to complete the transaction.
With awesome events like these finally taking bitcoin as a form of payment, the only question left is what’s next?