Featuring a map, personalised line-up creator and brand new ‘Dark Mode’
The official Glastonbury 2022 app is now available to download on both iPhone and Android (via the links below).
The application, created by EE – Glastonbury’s technology partner for the seventh year running – is the only official app for the Festival and gives music fans the chance to stay connected with the latest live Festival updates, navigate their way around the 900-acre site and even create their own personalised line-ups.
The app, which according to an official statement by EE was originally due to be released on Monday, the 6th of June, finally went live on Android on the 7th of June – and after a slight lunch delay, saw the iPhone version be released one day later, on the 8th of June.
Bringing its “superfast network” to Worthy Farm, EE will be installing seven temporary masts, adding to the two permanent sites it previously installed to cover the farm.
In its long-standing partnership with Glastonbury, EE has designed this year’s free app for everyone – whether users are heading down to Worthy Farm this June or watching from home, the app is filled with content and features tailored to enhance the users’ festival experience wherever they are watching.
EE has developed the app to ensure music fans don’t miss any of their favourite performances, allowing users to curate their own shareable Festival line-up and view information about artists and their performances.
For those using the app to enhance their festival set up at home, the same functionality will be available to plan their line-up from the performances that will be broadcast on BBC.
Back by popular demand, and with a new functionality that allows users to see which direction they are moving in, the interactive map (which is a skimmed down version of the full map published earlier this year) allows festival-goers to get their bearings by identifying where they are within Glastonbury Festival’s grounds and find their way to the iconic stages.
Furthermore, a newly introduced Dark Mode also means the revamped app’s performance uses less battery than its predecessors, so fans can check up on Festival developments whilst knowing that the app will consume less battery than ever before.
With more than 200 terabytes of data predicted to be used by festival-goers at Worthy Farm this year, surpassing 2019’s record of 100 terabytes of data, staying connected throughout the weekend is crucial.
Therefore, as part of EE’s offering at Glastonbury, music fans will also 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 have chargers that are free to all, regardless of network.
Wireless and USB-C charging stations will also charge compatible phones in under thirty minutes, taking the stress away from running out of battery, losing friends or not being able to snap photos and send messages during the weekend’s festivities.
This is the third year that the official application has been released in June, with EE releasing the app both in 2017 and 2019 on the 7th of the month, despite previously saying the 2019 app would be released in May.
Emily Eavis at Glastonbury Festival commented: “We’re really pleased to announce EE as our technology partner for the seventh year running, providing the best possible network for our rural site, as well as free charging facilities and the official app.”
Pete Jeavons, Marketing and Communications Director at EE, said: “Over the years we have worked with the team at Glastonbury to use our technology to improve the experience of festival goers – whether that’s keeping your phone charged, getting in touch with friends at the festival or sharing memories with those that aren’t there. With the increasing data demands seen at live events across the country, we are working hard at Worthy Farm to make sure we have a network in place that can cope with these demands.”
In other Glasto-news, last month (26th May), Glastonbury revealed a limited edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney, available now from the official website shop with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund – helping children in Ukraine and other conflicts.
In 2007, Stella McCartney designed a limited-edition vest which was sold for charity at that year’s Glastonbury Festival. The design, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, was inspired by the Seventies airbrushed t- shirts her Mum and Dad used to get made.
The vest has gone on to become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit unveiled several boxes of vests which had not been sold.
Staying true to Stella McCartney’s ethos and principles to reduce our impact on the planet the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion and our planet.
These limited edition vests are on sale now via Glastonbury’s official online shop, with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund.
In addition to the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up including the set times breakdown being revealed last month (30th May), posters for dedicated stages and attractions have continued to be shared on social media as well as on the official Glastonbury website.
Last month also saw BBC reveal its coverage plans for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, which will mark the first time the Beeb has broadcast any music event in Ultra High Definition.
Block9 was the seventeenth area to announce its individual line-up poster (on the 27th of May) for this year’s Festival.
Cineramageddon announced its individual line-up poster on the 25th of May, while West Holts revealed its lineup poster on the 24th of May – and Unfairground theirs on the 20th of May, just one day after The Park area which came on the 19th of May.
The Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th of May, just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.
Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May.
Other key stories from last month’s string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event.
And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April.
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.
As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.
Another exciting announcement of sorts which was revealed earlier this month included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.
Speaking of the new map, we also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto Camping Guide which you can view here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer, with one of those ways being entering competitions.
To view our consolidated list of all the currently running competitions for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, click here.
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