Most of us would be lost without our smart phones so could you imagine being stuck in a field listening to the music without it to hand?! I can’t think of anything worse than seeing my favourite artist and not being able to immediately tell my online world via pictures and status updates! So your mobile could be your most important survival accessory for this year’s festival season, especially as there are now some brilliant apps designed specifically for this purpose. So whether it’s V Festival 2011 you are heading to, or just a local event to check out the music reviews, here is a guide to the top ten festival apps around.
1) NHS Drinks Tracker app
Alcohol and festivals go hand in hand, so this app allows you to determine and track your alcohol intake and helps ensure that you stay within safe limits. The last thing you want is to be completely wasted in an unfamiliar setting!
2) Tent Finder app
This handy little gadget makes sure that you never lose your tent or that of your friends! Using GPS it logs the location of the tent meaning you can always find your way back. Even in the dark! Now that’s pretty genius if you ask me. I can’t wait to try it out!
3) Around me app
This app tells users of all local points of interest in their current location. As well as tourist-y suggestions it will also tell you where the nearest cashpoints and toilets are – which is vital information at a festival!
4) Weather pro app
Any happy camper really needs to know how the weather is going to pan out so an app which confirms the local weather forecast will be useful!
5) Panorama app
This tool lets you take 360 degree pics of an event or site and you don’t have to leave anything out. Panorama will help you line up the shots, then put it all together. Perfect to capture festival life.
6) Glasto Nav app
This official Glastonbury app tells you who’s playing where and when at the festival. It also includes an interactive guide to the whole site.
7) Festival Star app
Festival Star helps you sort out your festival timetable, and even notifies you of any clashes between bands that you want to see. The app also features a weather service to let you know whether to pack your sun tan lotion or your wellies – very handy.
Pocket Lamp/Torch app
This app can’t fail to come in handy at 2am, when staggering back to the tent in the dark after a few beers. It literally turns your mobile phone into a mini torch!
9) Outdoor Cookbook app
Need I say more – this will be one inspirational app to help with the festival BBQ and picnic food.
This little gem helps music lovers out when they hear songs that they love, but can’t identify. By holding up their phone to the song, this app confirms what the song is allows the user to go on to buy the track too.