A South African music festival is delivering beer to the crowd via a drone.

The Oppikoppi festival in the country?s Northern province of Limpopo uses app and GPS technology to accurately drop plastic cups full of beer to the festival-goers.

According to AFP , clients place an order for beer through a smartphone app which then triggers the drone to drop the alcohol from 50 feet above the crowd.

Carel Hoffmann, director of the festival, explained how the app works: ?The delivery guys have a calibrated delivery drone. They send it to the GPS position and drop it with a parachute.?

The drone has been nicknamed ?Manna? in a nod to the Old Testament story of bread falling from the sky to feed Israelites travelling through the desert.

?It?s an almost Biblical thing that beer is dropping from the sky,? Hoffmann commented. ?Every time it drops a parachute, a crowd of 5,000 cheers.?

Source-Digital Spy/UK


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