Mobile network operator EE, who created the UK’s largest 4G network back in 2012, is to bring that innovative network to attendees at this years upcoming Glastonbury festival. The provider will run the superfast network from five mobile base stations at Worthy Farm, Somerset where the festival takes place.
As if this was not enough, the operator is also offering mobile charges as well as a contactless payment facility, so you never have to stray far from the action.
Festival Power Bars will provider users with five hours of call time and can be recharged free of charge. Contactless payment will allow revellers to make payments of £20 using their mobile via over 100 card readers in 25 of the main bars and Cash on Tap facilities.
The brand director at EE said that by providing fast 4G at the festival alongside the trial of the companies’ new mobile charging technology, the EE Festival Power Bar, the provider will make sure that everyone at the festival can stay connected and share their experiences with friends faster than ever before.
The Festival Power Bar allows users to swap it on site for a fully charged one once it runs out of power has already been extremely popular, with the company already selling out for this year’s festival.
The spokesperson went on to say that the company is working in conjunction with the festival organisers to launch a method of widespread contactless payment on the site with 100 card readers at 25 bars as well as Cash on Tap for EE users with compatible phones- allowing them to pay on their phones. This technology will help festival goers beat the huge queues in order to take full advantage of every moment of Glastonbury.
Glastonbury Festival 2014 kicks off on Wednesday the 25th of June lasting until the sun sets on the 29th of June. This year some of the main acts include Dolly Parton, Metallica, Arcade Fire, Lana del Rey, Lily Allen and thousands more acts across a wide variety of stages. It isn’t just limited to music either, with stages specifically for comedy, circus and other variety acts. The 2014 festival has sold out, however registration for 2015 is now open.