Wristbands for Festivals and Events

Top 5 Wristbands for Festivals & Events

What are the top 5 wristbands for fetivals and events?

Australia is well and truly in the midst of its festival season with Woodford Folk, Falls, Laneway, FOMO, By The Sea and A Day On The Green fast approaching. Every festival uses wristbands to identify their patrons and to categorise them, but what are the most popular 5 types of wristband used for festivals and what determines the decision to use them?


Wristband Type 1: Woven Wristbands for Festivals

Woven wristbands are the best solution for any event running for multiple days. Woven bands are very secure, and non-transferrable, with several slide lock/closure/toggle options available to an event. The largest multiday events in Australia will always buy Woven Wristbands and most will also incorporate one or several additional security options such as metallic threads, sequential numbering, coloured slide locks etc.

IDEAL FOR: Multiday events, events needing high security levels

Wristband type 2: Tyvek Wristbands for Events

The favourite wristband for events either taking place on a single day, or where budget is a major concern, is Australian-Made “Tyvek Wristbands” Tyvek Wristbands (available solely from AAC). Costing less than 10c/wristband at higher quantities, Tyvek is made from a synthetic material but is often referred to as paper. When custom printed, Tyvek wristbands provide a bright (check out our fluro / neon colours) and easily visible means of identification at festivals.

IDEAL FOR: Single day events, events with a tight budget

Wristband type 3: Vinyl & Plastic wristbands

Consider Plastic wristbands when you are running a single OR multiday event but when you require something a little more substantial than a Tyvek wristband, but cheaper than a woven wristband! Plastic wristbands are secured via a single use clip, and are printed on with UV inks to prevent smearing. Often called L-shape wristbands due to their shape, plastic wristbands come in a wide assortment of colours.

IDEAL FOR: VIP’s, events wanting something unique

Wristband type 4: Data-driven wristbands

In 2019, we are seeing more and more requirements for data-drive wristbands. There are numerous options in this regard, from digitally printed plastic wristbands (as used by the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and Moto GP) where each wristband has a unique barcode, serial number AND indicated what section a corporate guest is seated (it’s a wearable ticket really). Additional options include Ultra HD Adhesive Wristbands which can incorporate all of the above technology, but are closed with an adhesive just like Tyvek wristbands.

Wristband Type 5: RFID Wristbands

RFID wristbands can be used for automated access control, social media integration and even cashless transactions, depending on the system in place. for more information on RFID technology see our sister company Crowdflo.

IDEAL FOR: Events wanting to leverage their wristbands as tickets or to further engage with patrons.


For more information on the top 5 wristbands for festivals and events or any of these types of wristband, talk to AAC today. We supply every event mentioned above and would love to supply yours!

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