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Apps that Will Help You Survive Festival Season

Your sunnies are on. Your fanny pack is stocked. You're off to listen to your favorite jams. That's right. It's officially festival season! Before you leave, download a few of these apps to help get you through the weekend.

Tent Finder (iPhone) or Find my Tent (Android)

You can’t count on relocating your tent on your own, in the dark, at the end of a long day. This is where Tent Finder comes in clutch: drop a pin where your tent is, and then the interactive festival map will lead you back to your home sweet tent.  

Find My Friends

Bonus points that this app is already on your iPhone for free. When you inevitably get separated from your festival crew, just bring up this app to locate your friends via their cell phone number.

Festival Ready

Festival Ready is a basic but necessary one-stop-shop for all things camping. The app includes a live weather forecast, packing checklist, and 3D navigation to drop pins along your routes, and it tracks down any wayward friends that you couldn’t locate with Find My Friends.

Red Cross First Aid

Dehydration, sunstroke, and allergic reactions oh my! These could all happen at a festival, and when they do, it’ll be useful to locate medical help immediately via the Red Cross First Aid app.

Waterin

We know we’re about to sound like your mom, but staying hydrated at a festival is critical. This app alerts you to when and how much water you should be drinking throughout the day.

Soundhound, Shazam

Not sure of the name of the song your new favorite band is singing? Bring up Soundhound or Shazam, which can “listen” to almost any song and tell you the name and artist.

Dark Sky

We all know it’s a rookie mistake to miss the weather memo and end up in an outfit that’s the opposite of practical. With Dark Sky, you get to-the-minute weather reports, to see exactly when it’s raining or not.

Battery doctor

You can take all the portable chargers in the world to a festival and still end up with a phone dying mid-set. To avoid the struggle, download Battery Doctor and extend your phone’s life exponentially, so you can keep your Instagram stories on fleek.

Official festival apps: Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Stagecoach, Sasquatch

Bonnaroo, Stagecoach, and most festivals all have their own apps. This is where you will register your wristband, see all the lineups, and plan your schedule accordingly.

We hope this helps your festival weekend(s) go smoothly!

Carrie Weiss
Published: Apr 25, 2018

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