Glastonbury Festival 2022 breaks data records, technology partner EE reveals

Will Taylor

EE, the technology partner of Glastonbury Festival, has revealed that more than 182TB of data was used over the event, up 76 per cent on 2019. 

The data used on site at the festival is equivalent to viewing 7.2bn Instagram posts across the weekend, or 5.4m downloads of Beatles hit Hey Jude. Music fans used the Glastonbury app developed by EE to plan their festival line ups with over 5.6m artists added. The app saw 193,000 total downloads, with 39,000 of those made by fans at home.

Over 11,948 festival goers used the EE Recharge Tent to charge their phones, with 8,182 using the power bank swapping service.

Pete Jeavons, Marketing Communications Director at EE said: “With so many new and exciting ways for Festival goers to share their Glastonbury experiences with friends and family, it’s no wonder that every year we see the demand for data increasing. This legendary Festival is one of the most exciting places on the planet for music fans, and our data shows that people are as keen as ever to use our technology to make the most of their time at Worthy Farm; it makes us all really proud to see how many people benefitted from the ability to plan their line ups and catch their favourite artists.”