WiFI cows at Glasto

23 Jun 2014

A herd of life size painted cows will serve as WiFi hotspots at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, meaning audiences will benefit from super fast WiFi powered by EE’s 4G network.

As Glasto’s 2014 technology partner, the mobile phone company is installing fibreglass cows on the 1,200-acre site. The cows have been modelled on Worthy Farm’s famous dairy herd, and decorated by artist Hank Kruger and his team – who have been decorating the festival since the ’80s.

“It’s not the first cow I’ve ever painted but it’s certainly the most high-tech,” said Kruger.

Glastonbury starts on Wednesday with acts this year including Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian and Dolly Parton.

Festival-goers will also benefit from contactless payment, with more than 100 card readers in 25 main bars on the site.