Are you one of the lucky few (thousand) people off to the Glastonbury Festival this year? How are you planning on keeping your phone charged in the muddy campsite after filming 64 of your favorite bands and uploading them to YouTube?
A backup battery is a good idea, but one that’ll last all weekend is going to weigh more than the 24 pack of cider your smuggling in!
Good old EE have come to the rescue. For a poultry £20 you can buy a 2000mAh battery pack before you leave for the festival, charge it (and your phone) at home, then when they’ve both run out just take it to the EE “Exchange Cabin” and swap it for a fully charged one. You can swap the Festival Power Bar as many times as you need and you get to keep it after the festival’s finished.
£20 for a backup battery much like the Ravpower Lister Series Power Bank RP-PB08 that I reviewed recently is quite steep, considering the Ravpower is £11.99 and has 1000mAh more capacity but, if you’re going to use the swap out facility a couple of times, I reckon it’s a fair price.
You don’t even have to be an EE customer, so everyone can fill their boots (once they’re emptied out the mud!).
More details are available on the EE website, or as part of the press release below. which also mentions that there will be free “4G powered” wi-fi.
With the Glastonbury 2014 gates opening in just 33 days, we’re pleased to report that we’ve announced the full running orders for 64 of our stages, from the Pyramid Stage right to the Kidz Field tents. Click here to check it out.
You might also notice that we’ve given the Glastonbury website a lick of paint. We’d very much recommend a look around the new Areas pages, which have lots of fresh info about our incredible areas (who all have amazing plans afoot this year).
NEW FESTIVAL PHONE CHARGING SOLUTION FOR 2014
At this year’s Festival, as well as providing free phone charging (regardless of your network) and free 4G-powered wifi, our official technology and communications partner, EE, is trialling a new unlimited phone charging solution. The EE Festival Power Bar – a portable mobile phone charger compatible with most modern phones – is available to purchase until June 12th via the EE online shop, costing £20 (inc P+P).
When it runs out of juice at the Festival, anyone with the official power bar will be able to visit the dedicated EE Exchange Cabin on site and swap it for a fully charged one… as many times as they like during the weekend. Click here to order a power bar now.
GETTING TO GLASTONBURY
If you’ve not yet planned how you’ll get to Worthy Farm, then we’d encourage you to come by public transport or bike. National Express is running coaches direct to the site from more than 70 locations, while First Great Western is now taking advance bookings for train tickets to the Festival. Plus, all Green Travellers to this year’s Festival will be eligible for discounts on food as well as the chance to win the opportunity to watch a Pyramid Stage performance from the side of the stage.
We’ll see you soon.
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