This year, NOWFE has partnered with WRSTBND, a New Orleans company, to provide you with the best festival experience possible using your new, RFID wristband!

Register now via the new NOWFE app!

STEP 1: Download the new NOWFE App

Download the NOWFE app on your iOS/Android device from the App Store. The app is your guide and key to NOWFE this year, so make sure to download it and register before you arrive!

Link to iOS NOWFE App

Link to Android NOWFE App

STEP 2: Register Your Account Using the App

Make your registration experience a snap -- pre-register via the app! In order to get started, please follow these 3 easy steps below. In order to proceed, you’ll need to have at least one unused ticket accessible.

  1. Open up the new NOWFE app and click REGISTER
  2. Click SCAN FIRST TICKET. Using your camera, scan the QR code at the top of your ticket or enter the red activation code if you’re having any problems.
  3. Once you’ve scanned or entered an unused ticket, please follow the steps on the screen to create an account in the app. If you have more than one ticket, you will be able to add the rest of them to your account once you’ve logged in.

These tickets will be accessible on the app whenever you need them, so leave your paper tickets at home!

STEP 3: Pick Up Your Wristband

Once you’ve created your account in the app and added all of your event tickets, stop by the Intercontinental hotel ahead of time to pick up your NOWFE RFID wristband so you can avoid the lines when you arrive! Registration is located in the lobby of the hotel on the ground level.

Registration/Wristband Pickup Hours & Location

Pick up dates and locations to be determined.

IMPORTANT: Each individual attendee must create their own account via the app. If you purchased your tickets via SquadUp during the pre-sale, your ticket does not have an Activation Code, therefore you must scan the QR code on the ticket to add it to your account.

App Features

Check In At Events

All of your NOWFE tickets loaded into your account are on your RFID wristband. Feel free to leave your tickets at home. Remember to keep your wristband on for the duration of your NOWFE experience -- don’t worry, its waterproof! Tip: Make sure your wristband is comfortable, not too tight and not too loose.

Purchase More Tickets

You can purchase more tickets from the NOWFE website and simply scan them into your account via the app by going to “My Account” and clicking “Add Tickets”. Your new tickets will automatically be on your wristband - no need to come back to registration!

Purchase Wine at NOWFE Events

Purchasing wine at NOWFE this year is easier than ever, thanks to your RFID Wristband! Thanks to our friends at Brady’s Wine Warehouse, most of the wines that you will be sampling can be ordered on-site for your convenience using just your wristband. To enable the purchasing of wine through your wristband, please follow the steps in the app. Once complete, just talk to a representative at any table, who can help you place your order with just the tap of a wrist!

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to Louisiana liquor laws, all wine ordered MUST be picked up locally at Brady’s Wine Warehouse in New Orleans, LA at a later date. No wine may be shipped within or out of state. No refunds or exchanges. You will be notified when your order is ready for pickup.

RFID Wristband FAQ

What if I purchased a package and only have my single package ticket?

If you purchased a ticket package, all you have to do is add the single ticket that came with your package in the app. The events included in your package will be added to your account automatically. If you have additional tickets to other events, you can add those to your account via the app by going to "My Account" and clicking "Add Tickets."

Can I share an app account with someone else?

Each individual attendee must create their own account via the app.

What is an RFID wristband? Can you track me everywhere I go?

An RFID wristband is a cool cloth wristband with an embedded RFID chip. The chips used in our wristbands are only readable from about 2 inches away, so don’t worry, we can’t track you!

I need to take a shower!

Don’t worry, your RFID wristband is waterproof. Keep it on for the duration of the event.

Why do I need to put my wristband on at registration? Does it have to stay on me for the entire event?

Louisiana liquor laws dictate that your ID must be verified at registration, and your wristband needs to be put on your wrist at that point. Because it will stay on for the duration of the event, you want it tight, but not so tight to cut off circulation. That said, it also should not be loose enough to slide over your wrist for easy on/off. Keep in mind, the wristband is not adjustable, so once you tighten it, the toggle will not loosen - once it’s on, it’s on!

Do I need to bring my ID to the event since I have my wristband?

Yes! Even though you will have your wristband, you may be asked for identification at any of the events.


Registration/Wristband Pickup Hours

Pick up dates and locations to be determined.

IMPORTANT: Wristbands must be picked up by each individual attending the events. Loose wristbands will not be given out to anyone due to Louisiana liquor and serving laws. The wristband will be put on by our friendly registration staff upon checking your ID.

DISCLAIMER: Must be over 21 years of age to attend all Festival Events. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions!

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