The fu­ture of camp­ing

Shepparton News - - NEWS -

The world’s first 4G-con­nected smart tent will be live at Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val — fea­tur­ing a mini fridge, live streams of per­for­mances and a se­cu­rity sys­tem.

Tech­nol­ogy in the tent in­cludes the fridge tweet­ing when stocks are run­ning low and streams of six stages from across the 360 ha fes­ti­val site.

There is voice-con­trolled LED light­ing and mu­sic for a disco, along with so­lar-pow­ered welling­ton boot warm­ers to dry out wet footwear if it rains.

A se­cu­rity cam­era in­side the tent, which will also act as a 4G wifi hotspot, will live stream via an app for campers to keep an eye on their be­long­ings.

Find­ing the tent among Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val’s mil­lion square me­tres of pub­lic camp­ing will be sim­ple — with a bea­con on top light­ing up when the mas­ter phone ap­proaches.

The fes­ti­val kicks off Wednesday with head­liner Ra­dio­head play­ing on Fri­day.

Pic­ture: EPA/Andrew Cowie

Smart tent: Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val will be home to world’s first 4G-con­nected smart tent.

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