EE is a returning to the Glastonbury Festival this year, bringing WiFi hotspots with them, but as usual, they are doing it a bit differently than you would expect.
To do this, they are erecting a number of large-scale topiary structures that will transmit 4G WiFi over various areas of the festival.
The hotspots will provide free access to festival-goers from 10AM up to 10PM from Thursday all the way up to Sunday, providing 4G network access to everyone who wishes to use it.
— EE (@EE) June 23, 2016
EE director of brand Spencer McHugh said the following about the news:
“Glastonbury is the UK’s biggest and best-loved festival – there really is nowhere like it when it comes to creativity, artistic flair and sheer splendour on site and we know people want to document and share every special moment on social media.
“We are already tripling the capacity of our 4G network on site to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for data we see at big events, and the addition of these selfie-friendly hotspots, showcasing our latest 4G WiFi technology, will give everyone on site a chance to share their pictures and videos seamlessly.”
You will find these “headgeliners” at at the EE Recharge tent shaped like Worthy Farm, the Pyramid Stand, the Park Tower and the Arcadia Spider.
EE has also released an official Glastonbury 2016 app, which will allow you to find information about the event, as well as pin important locations on a map of the festival, helping you find locations such as where you left your car. They will also have an EE Recharge Tent to allow users to charge their phones, as well as a Juice Tube Power Bank swapping service.