Glastonbury to provide music fans with free 4G Wi-Fi from fibreglass cows
Festival goers attending this year’s Glastonbury Festival will be able to access free 4G superfast Wi-Fi thanks to a herd of fibreglass cows. The life-sized plastic cows, modelled on the famous Worthy Farm dairy herd will provide free Wi-Fi to music fans at strategic locations throughout the Somerset farm.
Powered by a custom built 4G infrastructure installed at the site by mobile network EE, the fibreglass cows will allow users to stay connected during their stay. A spokesman for EE said, “Staying connected has become an essential part of any festival-goer’s experience and we are thrilled to be back supporting Glastonbury Festival, helping to ensure those on site have the best possible experience.
“Worthy Farm’s famous dairy herd are award-winning, much like our superfast 4G network, and we wanted to have some fun this year while providing a much-needed service.”
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The high-speed herd has been given a yellow and green paint job by Mr Kruger and his team, who have been decorating accessories on the site since the 1980’s. Mr Kruger said, “It’s not the first cow I’ve ever painted but it’s certainly the most high-tech. We’ve loved bringing these 4G beasts to life and I think they look brilliant. My team and I have even named them: Dolly, Daisy and Molly seemed the perfect fit to me.”
Music fans will also be able to take advantage of contactless payment at Glastonbury, and the site will have over 100 specialised card readers and mobile phone terminals allowing people to pay for items up to £20 with their mobile phone.
The festival begins on Friday and will bring together some of the biggest bands in the world including Metallica, Kasabian and The Black Keys.