Contract to help performers stay online at festival

Gareth Tomlin, KBRs Technical Director at Tynemouth Priory.
Gareth Tomlin, KBRs Technical Director at Tynemouth Priory.

Performers at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival will be able to stay online throughout the event.

North-east wifi supplier KBR have retained the contract to supply high speed WiFi at the popular event – featuring James Bay, Lulu, Will Young and Bryan Ferry.

It means the performers and their entourage can easily connect online and communicate with their fans via social media.

KBR will be providing a high speed wireless broadband service to the historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

Gareth Tomlin, KBR’s technical director, said: “We know this site is dearly loved so we have mounted antennas to ensure we don’t damage the building and avoid drilling into the structure.”

The Mouth of the Tyne festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 10.

Mr Tomlin added: “Providing temporary WiFi solutions is a challenge, however here at KBR we always enjoy demonstrating the benefits of our years of experience and expertise.”

Bill Miller, technology officer at North Tyneside Council, said: “Having WiFi at our annual festival allows us to provide corporate services to the team quickly, it also means we can provide the performers with access to social media and the internet.

“This is extremely important for the promotion of our festival and the quality of service we provide our customers.

“We’ve worked with KBR for 12 years, KBR provide us with WiFi that works. We know we can trust and rely on them, they always provide us with a workable solution that’s right for us.”