Our latest success: Exclusive Professor Green gig for Barclaycard in London

Professor Green

Professor Green

We were proud to enable the contactless technology for a very special event last night in London – an exclusive Professor Green concert for our client Barclaycard. The exclusive gig was the culmination of Barclaycard’s celebrations to mark London life being made easier now contactless payment technology is available on Transport for London (TFL) buses across the Capital.

Barclaycard transformed a former Victorian goods depot in King’s Cross into the look and feel of a typical London Bus Station with the Mobo and NME Award winner performing against a backdrop of vintage Routemasters. Hundreds of fans flocked to see the London-born rapper make his 2013 live debut with a storming set list which included favourites such as Remedy and Read All About it.

Professor Green said:

“Being a London lad born and bred, I have been using public transport all my life so I was happy to headline the Barclaycard Contactless Gig which celebrates this new form of payment on London buses.”

Barclaycard is proud to be working in partnership with TFL to help provide the technology to support buses across the Capital now accepting contactless payments. Contactless payments make it easier and more convenient for customers to pay for their travel on London’s transport network.

Nick Clements, Managing Director for UK Consumer Cards said: 

“We wanted to celebrate the fact that Londoners can now use contactless cards to pay for journeys on TfL buses, and Professor Green’s London roots made him he is the perfect artist to help us do this.

Offering our customers access to music and entertainment is a priority for Barclaycard along with bringing them the latest in payments innovation. We want to make our customers lives easier and with buses all across the Capital now accepting contactless payments, we believe it’s a quicker and more convenient choice than paying with cash.”

Since Barclaycard brought contactless technology to the UK in 2007, it has become recognised as the fastest and simplest way to pay. Retailers all over the UK are turning to contactless; these include Waitrose, M&S, McDonalds and Tesco. You can use your contactless card to pay for purchases under £20. Last year saw us work with Barclaycard to turn Wireless Festival into the UK’s first to feature integrated contactless payments, access control and social media amplification.

Stay posted as we bring you an epic summer of contactless innovation at music festivals with Barclaycard, starting with Snowbombing on the 1-6 April.


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