A few rays of sunshine peek out from behind the clouds, you put the coats and scarves away for next year and gaze longingly at your flip-flops. It can only mean one thing, the festival season is upon us! It’s time to dust off the camping gear, grab your tickets and get planning. But where to start? Getting organised for a festival can be a real headache, so we’ve put together a list of some great apps to give you a helping hand.
If you haven’t quite decided which festivals you just can’t miss this year, then this app is a great place to start. It gives you an easy way to track your favourite artists and provides concert alerts as soon they announce festival or tour dates near you. You can even see details of the events and buy tickets straight from the app.
Available on iOS
This app was created by the same people who invented the swiss army knife! It really is a one stop shop for handy festival features. It includes a packing check-list, sound flare, live weather reports, a torch and much more.
If you don’t want the worry of taking your car, why not book a cab? Our app gives you easy access to local taxi and cab companies in the UK, 24/7. It allows you to instantly compare journey costs and arrival times of different local cabs, then book one for a fixed price so getting there might be cheaper than you think.
Find my friends
Available on iOS
Once you’re there, make sure to keep track of everyone. Some festivals are enormous and you don’t want to miss any of the fun by having to search for friends who have wandered off. With this handy little app you can keep tabs on your friends on a map in real-time so you never have to worry about losing anyone.
There’s nothing more frustrating than falling in love with a song but missing the title of it. With Shazam on your phone, you can make sure that never happens. It will listen to a few seconds of the song and search a huge database giving you the track information when it finds a match.
Whilst drinking alcohol, enjoying the sunshine and generally having fun, it’s easy to get dehydrated. This is a simple, but really effective app to help you remember to stay hydrated and drink enough water
Sometimes not everyone can make it to the festival. With Periscope you can make sure your friends don’t miss the best bits. Live stream songs to a select few or share them with the world.
Available on Android and iOS
Make sure you have enough battery to capture the action, text your loved ones and of course use all of these great apps! Battery Doctor can extend your battery life by 70 minutes and the optimization feature stops all power-consuming apps, making sure you get the most from your battery life!
Ok, so it’s not technically an app BUT . . . it really is an essential tool for any festival goer. It’s a free printable timetable which pulls all the stage times into one place so you can see who you want to watch. When they’re playing and if any of them overlap.
We’d love to here what apps help you get festival ready – tweet us @CabGuruApp
We now have cabs available in over 50 UK towns and cities in which there are some great festivals and events so if you are planning on going to any of them and want a great deal on your cab ride, don’t forget to use the Cab Guru app. It compares fixed prices across hundreds of licenced cab companies in real-time. You can pre-book it for the time that you need and you’ll know the exact cost with no need to keep an eye on the meter.