EE, the technology partner of Glastonbury Festival, has today launched the official festival app for 2019 allowing users to stay connected with the latest live Festival updates, create their own personalised line-ups using the interactive scheduling tool, link to BBC iPlayer to enjoy sets from their favourite performers and even win tickets to this year’s sold out Festival.
For the first time, the free app has been designed not only for those heading to the Festival, but also for those watching from home, with content and features tailored to enhance the users’ Festival experience.
Following its success in 2017, the app will feature Apple Music integration, allowing users to preview music from the line-up and help them decide who to see next. The app will once again allow Festival goers to curate their own line up and share their plans with friends to compare notes.
New for 2019, music fans watching the spectacular main stage performances at home will be able to plan their own Festival line up from the acts due to be broadcast on the BBC, set reminders for the performances they plan to catch and receive notifications when the broadcast is about to begin, making sure that fans don’t miss a thing whether at home or at the Festival.
The new and improved interactive map allows Festival-goers to get their bearings by identifying where they are in the 900-acre site and drop pins at their cars and tents. For the first time, those using the map within the app will be able to see who is playing at each stage and how long they have left of their set, allowing music fans to make the all-important decision on whether to try and catch the rest or stay put.
In a move to make the app more Festival friendly than ever before, EE has introduced a Low Power Mode to help reduce battery usage.
Pete Jeavons, Marketing Communications Director at BT and EE, said: “As Glastonbury’s technology partner, we’re always looking to find ways to use mobile technology to make people’s Glastonbury experience even better, whether they’re watching the music live at Worthy Farm or enjoying the Festival from home. With a new iPlayer scheduling feature created especially for those not on site, and improved interactive maps and live scheduling for fans at the Festival, we’ve made it even easier than ever to stay connected with the amazing line-up and experiences at Glastonbury this year.”
With more than 70 terabytes of data predicted to be used by festival-goers on site at Worthy Farm this year, staying connected throughout the weekend is essential. As part of EE’s offering at Glastonbury, music fans will have access to a wide range of charging options available at the EE Recharge Tent, including Wireless and USB C charging stations, charging compatible phones in under 30 minutes. Open from Thursday to Sunday between 10am and 10pm, the EE Recharge Tent can be found on the official Glastonbury map, via the app, and will offer free Wi-Fi and more chargers than ever before, regardless of network.
The official Glastonbury Festival app from EE has been developed by Havas and is available to download from today for iOS and Android users.