Volt - a phone charging service for festival-goers

Portable charging to half a million UK festival-goers!

Press Release   •   May 12, 2014 08:55 CEST

No more phone hassle, portable charging from Volt enters the UK festival scene this summer.

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We all know it, running out of power on your phone and being unable to connect with friends suck and it is even worse when attending a festival. Waiting hours for your phone to charge at traditional charging facilities is probably not how you would like to spend a festival either. But luckily these days are over, now also for UK festival-goers. Volt’s charging service will be present at eight of UK’s largest festivals making their portable chargers available to more than half a million visitors across UK this summer.

- We are very happy to introduce Volt’s phone charging service to our crowd. Their powerful portable chargers will enable our festival-goers to truly enjoy Isle of Wight and share their festival experiences, says Caroline Giddings, Commercial Director, Isle of Wight Festival.

This year, the phone charging service from Volt will be available in UK at: Isle of Wight, Download, T in the Park, Latitude, Reading and Leeds festivals, Boardmasters and Sonisphere festivals. Based on the success in 2013 in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, Volt saw that most festival-goers bring smartphones to use the festival app, updating Facebook and sharing pictures on Instagram. All digital activities that are essential to the festival experience.

- Last year we got very positive feedback on our new way of charging phones at festivals. This year, we are very excited to help the UK festival crowd to stay connected and enable them to charge their phones on the go, comments Tobias Aabye Dam, CEO at Volt.

In 2013 the Volt charging service was present at 19 festivals, making Volt the biggest charging service of its kind. In 2014 more than 30 festivals will make Volt’s innovative solution available to their customers.

- It surprised us how huge the interest was for our charging service. Due to the increasing demand for our portable chargers, we recommend that festival-goers book in advance, concludes Tobias.

If you are going to one of the UK festivals this year, you can pre-book a Volt Charger at a reduced online price.

Get ready for a powerful festival, keep connected and share your experience.

Short Facts
Website: getvolt.co.uk
Festivals in 2014: 32 festivals
Phone charged so far: 200.000+
Company based in: Copenhagen, Denmark
Press material: getvolt.co.uk/press

How the service works
The portable charger from Volt comes with cables for all phones, so the festival-goer do not have to bring anything. When in need of more power, one simply drop by the Volt charging station and swap the empty charger to a new fully charged. See Volt in action: http://vimeo.com/92920760

Volts mission
At Volt we believe that if people from every country, every culture, and every background are able to connect with the ones they care about, the world would be a better place. We believe that access to power is a basic human need and is fundamental for a human society to grow. Our mission is to empower people to connect with the ones they care about by providing access to power whenever and wherever it is needed.

How it all started
Volt was founded by three festival-loving, experience-seeking, design-obsessed friends who believe that access to power will make the world a better place. Trygve, Tobias and Rune met at the Technical University of Denmark and have been travelling festivals around the world to build Volt ever since. Together with a highly dedicated team and over 500 volunteers Volt has delivered power to over 40.000 people and still counting.

2011
Volt was founded in 2011 by three graduate friends of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
2012
The Volt Service was first tested in 2012 at the two biggest festivals in Denmark: Roskilde Festival and Skanderborg Festival. Volt experienced a huge demand and after only 2 days at each festival the new service concept was sold out!
2013
Together with new investment the service has been further developed to meet the growing demand for a smarter recharging service at 19 festivals in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.
2014
The team has now grown into a company with an international approach. For the first time Volt is entering the UK market and will be present at over eight of the largest festivals in Great Britain. This year we are providing the phone charging service to over 30 festivals in four countries – and still counting.

Links
Website: getvolt.dk
Facebook: facebook.com/getvolt
Twitter: twitter.com/getvolt
Instagram: instagram.com/getvolt
Linkedin: linkd.in/YTfWVc
Video: http://vimeo.com/92920760