Cashless Top-Up

Personal Account
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  • 12 Shells + 1,5 Free Shells >> € 20
  • 36 Shells + 4,5 Free Shells >> € 60
  • 60 Shells + 7,5 Free Shells >> € 100

Register your ticket online and ‘top up’ by loading prepaid ‘Shells’ into your cashless account before you arrive – this will save you loads of time at the event, so you can go straight to partying! You can also add more funds to your account at a physical Top-up Station located throughout the event or through our festival mobile app.

Once your account is topped-up, you’re ready to make purchases onsite by simply tapping your wristband to one of the payment points at the vendor stands. The amount will automatically be deducted from your account – it’s quick and easy! After the festival, we will refund the remaining "Shells”! 
We are cashless
Register & Top Up < SOON AVAILABLE >

Ostend Beach 2021 will be using RFID-enabled wristbands and cashless payment technology to enhance your festival-going experience! You can upgrade your ticket and this will be exchanged to your personal wristband at the entrance. It will also be used as your digital wallet to make purchases at the festival – all with a simple tap of your wristband!

This means you don’t have to worry about walking around the festival with your wallet or fumbling for change; instead, enjoy fast, convenient and secure transactions at all food vendors, bars and merchandise tents on-site using your high-tech, RFID-enabled wristband. Cashless is the only method of payment accepted on-site using ‘Shells’ as the official currency of Ostend Beach.
Payconiq by Bancontact

As you probably know we are a cashless festival, that means you will get a wristband with a chip on it. On this chip you’ll have to load up money to be able to buy drinks and food. For a perfect Ostend Beach experience you should consider putting credits on your personal account before the festival weekend.

Just as in 2019 we are partnering up with Payconiq by Bancontact, they will offer you 2 major advantages!


The first one is that Payconiq by Bancontact will offer you the possibility to buy credits in advance and get free credits! This way you avoid waiting in line at the festival and you’ll be able to enjoy a free cold beer.

How does it work?

Create your personal account HERE

Fill in the barcode of your ticket so that all is linked and you can charge money on your account.

If you want to benefit from free credits pay with Payconiq by Bancontact and if you don’t have the Payconiq by Bancontact app yet, download it here: Payconiq App iOS - Payconiq App Android

You can gain:
  • 12 Shells + 1,5 Free Shells >> € 20
  • 36 Shells + 4,5 Free Shells >> € 60
  • 60 Shells + 7,5 Free Shells >> € 100


The second advantage is brand new and will change the way you enjoy our festival. Thanks to the Payconiq by Bancontact app you will be able to scan the QR code that’s on your wristband’s chip and directly (send money) add credits on it. No time lost queuing in line to recharge your wristband and way more time to spend on the dance floor!
Ostend Beach 2022 Refund Policy

You can ask a refund from Wed, 13 July 2022 00:00:00 CEST to Wed, 20 July 2022 09:59:59 CEST. Refund payment will be done after this timeframe. Deposits will be executed approximately 10 working days after the refund link is closed.

- free shells are non-refundable
- shells that have been added to your wristband just by bringing in cups that exceed the initial number of cups that have been used by yourself (according to your orders) will not be refunded
- a refund is only possible when there are more than 2 shells on your wristband due to transaction cost