Operator obile EE said it expects data usage at Glastonbury to double from the last time the festival was held, in 2019, as the network was confirmed as a technology partner of the event for a seventh year.
EE said it was installing seven temporary masts – alongside the two permanent venues in the area – to boost coverage at Worthy Farm during the festival, which takes place at the end of June.
Due to the continued rise of social media, messaging services and live video streaming, as well as faster 5G connectivity, the mobile operator said it expects the Data usage during the event exceeds 200 terabytes – equivalent to viewing eight billion Instagram posts – and double the 100 terabytes used at the last Glastonbury Festival in 2019.
This year’s event is expected to attract around 200,000 visitors and will be led by Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lemar.
We are delighted to announce that EE is our technology partner for the seventh consecutive year.
EE has confirmed that it will also once again offer free device charging facilities and for users on any network, on-site, at its EE charging tent, and the official festival app – that EE helped develop – will launch in June.
Marketing and Communications Director Pete Jeayants said: “Over the years we’ve worked with the team at Glastonbury to use our technology to improve the festival-goer experience – whether that’s keep your phone charged, contact friends at the festival or share memories with those who aren’t there.
“With the increasing demands for data seen at live events across the country, we are working hard at Worthy Farm to ensure we have a network in place that can handle these demands.”
Glastonbury co-host Emily Eavis said: “We are really delighted to announce that EE is our technology partner for the seventh consecutive year, providing the best possible network for our rural site, as well as free charging facilities. and the official app.