SimpliWiFi has announced a multi-year partnership with Hay Festival, which will see the company provide and manage all IT, CCTV, Wi-Fi and Telecoms infrastructure at the festival from 2020.

The new agreement will see the company’s Event IT team deployed to create an IT infrastructure that will provide even more facilities in 2020 and plans for cutting edge technology within the festival from 2021 and beyond as the festival continues to grow in popularity.

Hay Festival now in it’s 33rd year, is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, for ten days from May to June.

Joe Fletcher, technical director at Hay Festival, said: “Hay Festival are extremely happy to be have started a relationship with SimpliWifi for IT, Wi-Fi and network support at the festival site for the next three years.

“SimpliWifi shone through during a tender process and had the experience and drive to support all elements at Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye. This includes site wide Wi-Fi infrastructure to service up to 15,000 members of the public at any given time, live venue support, box office, book shop, traders and caterers.

“SimpliWifi are also working closely with the vision teams to ensure quick and stable links to our media partner, the BBC, and for upload of all film and audio capture to Hay Player daily. ”

Ozan Pakyuz, managing director at SimpliWiFi, commented: “This is great news for both the continuing success of Hay Festival and our own business success. These contracts mean a great deal to us.

“We work in partnership with events like Hay Festival and see them grow, and with it our own role with them as well. Hay remains one of the best and most respected festivals in the UK calendar and we’re delighted to be an even bigger part of it in 2020 and beyond.”