Heading to Coachella? It's OK to Forget Your Wallet

Music festival season is upon us, kicking off with one of the biggest and most popular festivals of them all — Coachella. If you’re headed to the festival in a few weeks, you won’t need to stand in any ATM lines. In fact, you may not even need to take out your wallet. That’s because this year, you can pay with your phone for everything. Square is the exclusive point of sale at the festival, and every vendor will be using the latest (and fastest) Square Reader.

With just a tap of your phone or Apple Watch, you can pay for everything from pizza to beer to festival merch. An added plus: contactless payments like Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay are way faster than credit card payments (not to mention cash), so you can check out quickly and get back to the music or your beer.

Need to pay back a friend for a round of drinks, a burrito, or a Guns N’ Roses tee? You can use your phone for that, too. Download Square Cash before festival time to quickly send money to friends free.

Bottom line: all you really need is your phone. (And probably your ID. And sunscreen.) Have fun out there.