EE’s Glastonbury Festival app shows which artists were most popular and breaks data usage records

Glastonbury is a massive 5-day modern art festival that hosts a wide variety of artists. One of the largest carriers in the UK — EE — assists event attendees by providing both a specially developed festival app and being on hand to offer mobile services. This includes exchanging depleted power banks – the EE Recharge Tent service was used by 12,000 people, 8,182 of whom exchanged banks for charged batteries.

The event took place between the 22nd and the 26th of last month, during which time, EE notes that a total of 182 terabytes of data was used – this includes spectators downloading the app, following and documenting the event, as well as people watching from home. This represents a 76% increase over data consumed around Glastonbury 2019. 3.4 million voice calls were made from the event, another 200,000 increase over the 2019 event .
With the ability for visitors to create their own custom line-ups within the app, the data shows us who the most popular performers at the event were. Little surprise there – Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross were the top three.
EE was there and offered Pay as You Go phones, SIM cards and mobile phone accessories. Of course, if you’re less of an impulse shopper and more of a wait-and-see type, you might want to check back on our Article about the best EE phone deals every month, as we search for the most lucrative deals out there.

Jan G. Gilbert