5G at Bristol Harbour Festival 2019
Bristol Harbour Festival 2019 to become the second UK festival to use 5G technology next to Glastonbury Festival.
21:51 26 July 2019
Bristol Harbour Festival 2019 organisers have confirmed that 5G technology, which debuted at Glastonbury Festival last month, will be used at this year’s event.
The next generation mobile network will enable attendees to live stream 360° footage from the three main stages on their smart phones as well as two 'secret performances' exclusively for viewers of the 360° footage.
Part-funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the initiative is being delivered by a consortium led by WECA and partners that include Bristol City Council, Mativision, Zeetta Networks and University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab.
West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said: "The West of England is the UK’s leading smart city region. Our work on the use of 5G technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we all live and work, transforming everything from assisted living to air quality.
"This is a really exciting opportunity to lead the way on the potential for 5G at major public events like the Bristol Harbour Festival.
"We’re bringing together the region’s talent from our universities, tech and creative sectors to create an exciting new experience for festival goers.
"More than that, we are showing how the innovative use of new technologies can make major public events safer and more accessible for all."