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2013
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Official Glastonbury App from EE receives new updates including full line-up timings

  • Other exciting additions to the app include – 'My Planner' tool, artist information and social sharing functionality
  • App store download links can be found at ee.co.uk/Glastonbury

EE has today announced that the official 'Glastonbury 2013' Smartphone app has been updated with a range of exciting new features ahead of the festival.

The most important new addition is that festival goers are now able to access full line-up timings for acts appearing across the festival's stages. From today, app users will be able to use these timings to create a personal schedule of which acts they want to see over the festival weekend via the 'My Planner' tool.

The additional functionality will appear automatically for anyone downloading the app for Apple or Android devices for the first time. Those who have previously downloaded the app will need to update the app via the app store on their handset. App store download links can be found at ee.co.uk/Glastonbury.

The new additions complement the original app which already features the most detailed and interactive map yet as well as news and tweets directly from the festival team. New features launched today include:

  • Full line-up information – letting users check out performance times and create their own personalised schedule of which acts to see over the festival weekend 
  • Artist information – including track sampling of hundreds of acts on the schedule, letting users check out the music and discover new acts 
  • Social sharing – allow users to share schedules and see Facebook friends that are also going to be at the Festival

The app has been designed by EE, official communications and technology partner of the 2013 event, as the ultimate digital guide to the world’s most loved festival.

Additionally, as previously announced, over the weekend the BBC's live streams of performances at Glastonbury will be accessible from the EE app, meaning that users both on and off site can check out Festival sets via their Smartphone. Glastonbury goers already on EE's 4G network will be able to stream content seamlessly thanks to EE's unique on site infrastructure that sees Glastonbury set to become the UK's first 4G-enabled festival. Starting on Friday 28 June, users will be able to access seven live stream feeds directly from the BBC's Glastonbury website with content available from the Pyramid, Other, Park, John Peel, West Holts and BBC Introducing stages, as well as a roaming camera hosted by leading BBC presenters.

For more information and links to app stores, please visit ee.co.uk/Glastonbury.

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Notes to editors 

The Glastonbury 2013 app is compatible on the following Apple devices; iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Touch (5th generation) and iPad. The app is optimised for iPhone 5. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

Android requires OS 2.3.3 and up.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Wilkinson / alex.wilkinson@mcsaatchi.com / 07969 573 313
Maria Panayi / maria.panayi@mcsaatchi.com / 07817 848 691
Samantha Harris / samantha.harris@mcsaatchi.com / 07896 530007

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4G from EE is currently available in 74 towns and cities across the country offering access to the superfast service to more than 50% of the population. EE's 4G network is also on track to cover more than 70% of the population by the end of 2013 and 98% by the end of 2014. EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.

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