Stormzy is set to perform the UK’s first 5G-powered gig

UK grime artist Stormzy is set to perform the nation’s first 5G-powered concert on May 29th as part of EE’s network launch.

EE announced earlier this week that it will launch the UK’s first 5G network on May 30th. The operator said it would create unique experiences, including some provided by Niantic and Google, to show off 5G’s capabilities.

Stormzy is one of the UK’s current most prominent artists with international recognition. He made wider headlines last year at the Brit Awards when he made a statement in his performance to UK PM Theresa May about the lack of support for survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

EE is keeping exact details about Stormzy’s 5G concert secret, including the location. The operator is promising it will be a spectacular audio and visual show.

One of the most exciting promises of 5G is for real-time virtual reality. EE will stream the event in 360-degree VR so fans can have a front-row seat in select stores in the operator’s 5G launch cities of Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh.

EE will continue ramping up marketing of its 5G service in the months and years to come. The operator has already announced it will power the mobile network at Glastonbury this year, where Stormzy also happens to be headlining

Tickets are free, but those interested will need to enter a public ballot for a chance to attend. EE will send out full details to successful applications shortly before the event.

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