More than 30,0000 concert-goers are expected to flock to a rural grove in Okeechobee County this weekend for the inaugural Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, and AT&T says they shouldn’t have a problem using their smartphones when they get there.
The company plans to install a mobile cell phone tower on the 800-acre property to help boost cell and data coverage during the three-day event.
“Events like this are full of moments customers want to share through texts, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said AT&T Florida President Joe York. “We’re working to give customers reliable coverage and fast speeds, so they can get the most out of their mobile devices at the event.”
AT&T often brings in mobile cell towers for events with large crowds that can lead to network congestion. Last year, the company placed a mobile cell site near downtown West Palm Beach in advance of SunFest.
More than 100 bands are expected to take part in the Okeechobee music festival, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, The Avett Brothers, Hall & Oates, Ween, Miguel and Fetty Wap.
Other attractions at the event include white-sand lakeside-swimming beach, and bar, wooded VIP camping, spectacular immersive art installations, craft beer makers, great foot trucks, and yoga and meditation sessions.