EE’s Wi-Fi rooster will remind Glastonbury festival goers of Pyramid stage set start times
By Zara Wilson on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
A robotic Wi-Fi enabled rooster has nested at Glastonbury Festival to remind festival goers of headline acts on the Pyramid Stage.
The rooster was cleverly installed by the festival’s technology partner EE. It will give the crowds audio reminders by playing songs from some of the headline acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish and Sir Paul McCartney. The rooster also doubles up as a free Wi-Fi hotspot which is incredibly necessary, considering that EE expect around 200 terabytes of data to be used over the weekend (equivalent to viewing 8 billion Instagram posts).
EE have also installed phone masts to help with network coverage and the increased demand. They will also be offering device-charging facilities for users on any network at their Recharge Tent.
EE’s Wi-Fi rooster will be accompanied by a golden egg and festival goers could be in with the chance to win prizes including side-of-stage tickets for a performance on the Pyramid Stage, if photographed and posted on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #EEWifiRooster and EE tagged.