This year Glastonbury Festival is even more connected than thanks to technology partner EE. If you’re heading to the festival this weekend, you’ll find everything from designated technology shops to interactive site maps. There’s even a WiFi rooster at the Pyramid Stage.
No, that’s not a typo. There really is a WiFi rooster.
This weekend over 20,000 partygoers will descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton. While the crown jewel of the festival season is celebrating 52 years, technology partner EE is marking seven with the world’s first connected WiFi rooster.
Glastonbury’s head honcho Micheal Eavis has already been spotted on-site welcoming in the crowds.
EE’s research shows that nearly half of festival-goers use their smartphone to remind themselves of artist set times. Further to this, almost three in five festival ticket holders have run out of smartphone battery at a festival. A killer combination if we ever heard one.
The installed WiFi rooster’s main function, therefore, is as an alarm clock. 30 minutes before any Pyramid Stage performance is due (think Billie Eilish, Lorde or legend Diana Ross) the nearby rooster will alert festival revellers by playing famous songs as a reminder.
“Glastonbury is the UK’s biggest and most iconic festival, packed with incredible experiences and performances from some of the world’s biggest artists,” says Pete Jeavons, EE Marketing and Communications Director. “In the excitement, it can be easy to lose track of time and miss headline sets you’ve been anticipating for months.’
“Our partnership with the festival was built on using EE’s technology to keep customers connected to the things they love, and for all guests to share their festival memories with family and friends.”
EE has installed this sustainable WiFi rooster at the Pyramid Stage. The aim is to keep Glastonbury connected and stop fans from missing those golden moments. If you’re on site right now, it’s available to use immediately.
EE Glastonbury Festival App
Alongside the reminder rooster, EE has also released the official Glastonbury Festival app. The app provides Glasto goers with live updates as well as a complete artist schedule. Elsewhere on the EE app, you will find an interactive site map.
Using the map, you can easily navigate your way across the 900-acre Glastonbury site. On the map, you can do everything from drop location pins to find the EE Recharge & Power bank Exchange. If you tend to lose your tent then you need the EE Glastonbury app in your life. Navigating your way from Healing Fields to the John Peel Stage? We truly wish you well.
Additionally. you can still take advantage of the EE Glastonbury Festival app at home if tickets for the festival alluded you this year.
Block off your weekend and schedule your dream festival lineup using the app. Stream your favourite artists’ performances from the comfort of your own home and get ready for the next without moving a muscle. No mud or walking required to see Megan Thee Stallion or Glass Animals live…. In fact, it might even fill the Love Island hole on Saturday evening.
It’s also predicted that festival goers will use 200 terabytes of data at Worthy farm this year. EE offering everything from complimentary WiFi to technology shops and recharging tents. It’s truly never been easier to stay in the loop at Glastonbury Festival.
Glastonbury Google Maps
If you wanted to go one step further, this interactive Glastonbury map acts as an alternative to the EE Glastonbury Festival app.
Operating via Google Maps, it also pinpoints everything you could ever need at Glastonbury Festival. From WaterAid Refill stations to bars, medical centres and of course, the cabaret tent. We’ll be seeing you in the fields Glasto.
Glastonbury Festival finally takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from Wednesday 22 June to Sunday 26 June. Don’t forget to pack this number one festival essential.
Featured Image Credit: EE & Tom Dyer / Vonecia Carswell (via Unsplash)