The University of Bristol is part of a consortium bringing tech innovation to this year’s Bristol Harbour Festival, giving visitors a 360° view of all three stages on their smartphones.
Led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), the £9.2M 5G Smart Tourism project will use live streaming of 360° camera footage to test the use of 5G technology at scale in a festival setting.
The best view for festival goers
Festival goers will be encouraged to access the 360° footage via the University of Bristol’s 5GUK Test Network. A secret performance will be staged twice during the festival, exclusively for viewers of the 360° footage. The secret performance will bring the best of Bristol to the screen with a range of acts performing for the cameras.
Visitors to the festival can access the 360° live streams by going to their WIFI settings and choosing ‘harbour360’ and visiting festival360.uk. It’s completely free and only accessible to festival goers in Millennium Square and Amphitheatre.