Glastonbury Festival 2017 to be most shared live event of the year



ICONIC: Glastonbury is one of the biggest ever festivals

Come rain or shine, many of us will soon be packing our rucksacks and flinging a tent on our back.

But while in years gone by festivals meant going without home comforts including cameras and phones, this year is set to be totally different.

Teaming up with EE, Glastonbury will be turned into a mobile hotspot with an eye watering 40 terabytes of data being expected to be used during the five day event.


HERE IT COMES: Glastonbury kicks off next month

Putting that into perspective, that translates into a cool 400 million selfies uploaded to Instagram alone.

But if you go slightly overboard with all the snapping then EE have you covered too.

The tech giants are offering phone charging on site as well as wireless charging for the first time.

Chatting about turning Worthy Farm into a data users dream, Director of Communications and Sponsorship Mat Sears said: “Since EE first launched 4G in the UK, we’ve worked with the team at Glastonbury to give festival-goers the best possible network experience.

“A few years ago that meant making sure people could simply post status updates and photos, but with social media continuing its rapid growth – including the recent addition of Instagram Stories, Facebook Live and Snapchat Stories – those on site now require more data for video than ever before.”

He added: “Our customers will be able to treat their friends at home by sharing their own personal view of all of the awesome stuff that Glastonbury has to offer over our superfast 4G network.

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to help make that happen.”

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HEADLINER: Ed will headline the Saturday night

Ed Sheeran will headline the festival along with Radiohead and The Foo Fighters.

Pop queen Katy Perry will also take to the stage at the iconic bash.

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