Glastonbury Festival is right around the corner, followed by a summer of some of the biggest music, arts and culture events across the UK.
From Donnington Park’s own Download through to Reading and Leeds, Isle Of Wight, Boardmasters, Boomtown, 2000 Trees, Bloodstock and so much more, it’s set to be a red hot couple of months packed full of live music.
Here, we take a look at the top apps that are must-haves as you pack your tent and wellies…
With PackPoint, you first select your destination, the reason for the trip, gender, length of stay and other key filters like baby, international, work, beach, laundry capabilities and more to create a custom packing list.
You’re able to modify the number of items, add new items and hide items you don’t need and then check things you’ve packed off as you go.
The premium version, that can be upgraded at an additional cost, allows integration with apps like TripIt and Evernote, letting users add custom activities. Both the free and premium versions allow users to share the list with travel mates via email or social media.
To download PackPoint, click here.
FIND MY FRIENDS
Lost your friends while wandering the campsite? If you have an iPhone, Find My Friends can help.
To use Find My Friends, make sure your friends have downloaded Find My Friends on their device too. You can only add friends from Find My Friends on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
After your friend agrees to share their location, you can see their location in a list or on a map in the Find My Friends app, or on iCloud.com.
To find out how to use Find My Friends, click here.
Periscope lets you broadcast and explore the world through live video so you can share your festival experience with people who couldn’t attend.
The app allows you to discover popular live video streams from around the world or search for broadcasts by location or topic.
Missed out on a live video? Don’t worry – watch the best parts with replay highlights.
To download Periscope, click here.
Want to plan who you can see and at what time ahead of an event? Download clashfinder.
Clashfinder will quickly tell you if there are any overlaps in your schedule, allowing you to never miss out on any of the action.
On top of this, the app can also help you find new music based on recommendations, and provide you with festival news.
To download Clashfinder, click here.
Songkick allows you to organize and track your favorite bands, get concert alerts, and buy tickets.
See which of your favorite artists are playing nearby, and explore personalized concert recommendations.
Get instant concert alerts when your favorite artists announce shows in your area, with everything you need to buy tickets.
To download Songkick, click here.
FIRST AID BY BRITISH RED CROSS
Know what to do in an emergency with the British Red Cross’ official first aid app.
The information is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access.
Simple, easy-to-understand advice and frequently asked questions on 18 everyday first aid scenarios. Videos, step-by-step instructions and animations make it fun and easy to pick up.
Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents. It even includes checklists on how to prepare and tips on what to do during.
To download First Aid by British Red Cross, click here.
Professional, easy to use and supporting 28 languages, Battery Doctor by Cheetah Mobile keeps your phone alive through long festivals.
Find out what’s draining your power, adjust your power-consumption settings, and disable unnecessary apps that run down your battery all from one app.
Regulate the manner in which your device is charged with a unique three-stage charging system to ensure you get the most out of your battery, and ensure you don’t overcharge.
To download Battery Doctor, click here.
Can’t remember where you pitched your tent at a festival? Use Tent Finder to seek it out.
If you are at a festival or just camping, you will be able to locate your tent, car, bar or anything you like, and even share your locations with friends so you can find each other.
Inbuilt compass allows you to navigate using GPS when there is no network coverage, and additional features including a torchlight, live weather updates, podcasts and more help you survive the rest of the festival experience.
To download Tent Finder, click here.
There are few things more annoying than hearing a great song during a festival, and not knowing what it was called.
Enter Shazam – that identifies music based on a short sample played and used through the microphone on your device.
You can also Shazam music while offline, save your most recent results and share results with your friends – all regardless of network coverage.
To download Shazam, click here.
Everyone enjoys a beer in the sun during a festival, but overdoing it on the sauce can ruin your weekend.
DrinkControl tracks your alcohol intake in glasses, bottles or cans and converts them into standard units of alcohol.
The app lets you know when you go over the limit set by moderate drinking guidelines, and how much money you’ve spent and calories consumed with your drinks.
To download DrinkControl, click here.
WaterIn is a simple App to help remind you to drink water – perfect after you’ve tracked how much booze you drank the night before.
There are many opinions about how much you should drink, that’s up to you to decide. For example, if it’s hotter then you should probably drink more.
You can turn notifications on to give you a little nudge to drink, and even set how much water you should consume based on a number of factors
To download WaterIn, click here.
No one enjoys trudging through a campsite in the mud, so download AccuWeather for live forecasts and alerts.
Weather alerts from AccuWeather are superior in their accuracy. Whether it’s the wind or rain plan ahead this spring with AccuWeather’s weather radar.
Be prepared for the daily forecast or changes in weather with live alerts and accurate weather forecasts. Daily weather updates and the forecast and RealFeel Temperature, making today’s weather predictable.
To download AccuWeather, click here.