Glastonbury can easily be described as the queen of festivals. Kicking off the festival season in June, the Worthy Farm event has tickets rarer than gold dust and a number of huge acts to headline. This year, it has teamed up with well known mobile network, BT owned EE to create an app with everything you need to enable you to navigate your way around the festival as well as making sure you are at the right stages at the right times to see everyone you set out to see. The app even allows you to set reminders so you don’t get sidetracked and miss your favourite band. The app will be an extremely useful companion for any festival goer, with an interactive map allowing you to pin your tent so you never get lost, given the sheer size of the field, this can sometimes be a problem. The same problem can occur when trying to find friends to meet up at the festival, and so the app cleverly allows you to share your location within the field with other users of the app, to help you reach them and get the most out of the experience. Facebook is also used via the app to check what other friends you may have at the festival, and share your line up plans with them.
The amount of mobile data usually used at festivals can vary due to the signal and also due to phone battery etc. This year, 15 TB of data is expected to be used, which is 20 times more than in 2011, which is the last time Coldplay was the major headliner. In order to help you share your memories of Glastonbury online, EE has tripled its data capacity. The use of data at festivals is on the rise, and Glastonbury is set to be no exception, if not the biggest holder of data usage. So if you’re attending the festival, get downloading.