Tag: phones

NME Festival blog: A music festival in Edinburgh has banned mobile phones

It’s so punters live more in the moment Organisers of a music festival in Scotland have taken the drastic step to ban the use of mobile phones so that people can “actually live in the moment”. Attendees of FLY Open Air Festival, which takes place in Edinburgh between May 18-19, will have to lock away […]

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NME Festival blog: new tracker works without phones

A company claiming to have created the “most advanced long distance tracker” could put an end to a big festival problem – losing your friends. The LynQ tracker, currently in the pre-crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, can track up to 12 people within a broad 3 mile radius, and works without phone signal or wifi. If […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Skiddle finds that over 25% of young people think mobile phones should be banned at gigs

UK: The events and ticketing agent Skiddle has conducted research into young people’s attitudes towards phone usage at gigs. According to its research, over a quarter of young people (27%) think that mobile phones should be banned at live music events because filming and photography is distracting and takes away from the experience. Over 1,200 […]

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