This takes high-tech glamping to a whole new level
The world’s first 4G-connected smart tent will be live at this year’s Glastonbury Festival-a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts
Glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, etc….
The world’s first 4G-connected smart tent will be live at this year’s Glastonbury Festival -a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts. The high-tech smart tent will feature a mini fridge, live streams of performances and a security system. Technology in the tent includes the fridge tweeting when stocks are running low.
There is voice-controlled LED lighting and music for a disco. A security camera inside the tent, which will also act as a 4G wifi hotspot. To live stream via an app for campers to keep an eye on their belongings. Finding the tent among Glastonbury Festival’s million square meters of public camping will be simple. There’s a beacon on top lighting up when the master phone approaches.
The tent, also featuring virtual reality content, has been launched by EE – the official technology and communications partner for Glastonbury Festival. The telecom giant is running a Twitter competition for one festival-goer and a friend to stay in the tent on Friday June 23. The prize includes access to the side of the Pyramid Stage during a performance and breakfast in bed on Saturday morning.
Solar powered technologies inside the tent include a boot warmer, a kettle and fans to keep it cool inside.