Whenever UK classical music festivals enthusiasts go to a concert, there is always one constant that remains true basically no matter where you are in the country – there will always be a reminder to turn off your mobile phones before the performance begins.
Well, as many of you who have been to the Two Moors Festival will know, this isn’t always such a necessity because parts of Exmoor and Dartmoor are so remote that there’s not even a snowball’s chance in hell of getting any signal in the churches that we choose to put our concerts on in.
However, this all looks set to change from next year on, as a new mast has been put up on Exmoor that will provide mobile phone coverage for all four main network providers. So apologies if you’ve become accustomed to not turning your phone off at our concerts – you’ll have to not be so complacent from 2015!
Exmoor is the first National Park in the UK to benefit from the Mobile Infrastructure Project set up by the government and we fully welcome this shove even further into the 21st century… although we do often feel as though the festival HQ is something of a respite from the ringing telephone for many of our visitors!
What do you think? Do you relish the peace and quiet when you dip out of signal range or do you feel the need to be connected 24/7? Let us know in the comments below – and don’t forget to keep an eye on our website for further details about upcoming Two Moors events.