Best festival apps: Apple iPhone essentials to download now
Festival season continues with V Festival, Reading and Leeds. Helping you get through the it all in one piece, here's our guide to the best festival iPhone apps to have packed onto your Apple smartphone
The festival season may be nearing an end, but with Reading, Leeds and V Festival amongst the events set to take place this weekend, it's not done just yet.
Once you've checked that all the essential festival tech is safely packed, make sure your smartphone is suitably packed with the iPhone apps that no festival goer should be without.
So, grab your iPhone, downoad the apps below, and pray for sunshine...
V Festival 2011
This app provides everything necessary to have a great V Fest, and is necessary for one of the more prominent remaining festivals. This app links with Facebook to find your friends, as well as offering information on the line-up, competitions and even the weather... Time to pack the poncho boys.
Buy this app: Download the V Festival 2011 app now
There's nothing worse than staggering back to your tent after a drunken skirmish, only to discover amid the darkness that this isn't in fact your tent and you've intruded on some amorous festival goers. Never make that mistake again with the GPS and compass assisted tentfinder app... that is, if you can still read it.
Buy this app: Download the Tentfinder app now
How are you getting to the festival? Expensive train? Raucous bus? In any case, goCarSharing is the cheapest and most effective way to get you to the festival. The app allows you to choose the festival, then pick your driver.
Buy this app: Download the goCarShare app now
The most important app to prevent a failed weekend. This could easily help determine clothing combinations, and whether you spend your day on the main stage... or in one of the tents.
Buy this app: Download the Weather HD app now
As your favourite frontman goes on a nostalgic trip and busts out a B-side from way back when, this is an invaluable song ID tool. Hold it in the air and let the database do the rest. It's free to download and has a bigger record collection than Bruce Dickinson.
Buy this app: Download the Shazam app now
The app which has recordings of the greatest live recordings, from the Ramones to Pink Floyd, these recordings are guaranteed to blow your mind... As if you weren't going to get enough music this weekend.
Buy this app: Download the Concert Vault app now
Offering extensive festival news, weekend planning and GPS, details on lineups, and venue maps, the iFest app covers all festival preparation bases and looks great on that lovely Retina Display.
Buy this app: Download the iFest app now
Where did that lighter go? Or my sock? All valid questions, but your tent hunt problems can be solved by turning your iPhone into a torch via the front facing light. The most useful thing since the torch.
Buy this app: Download the Flashlight. app now
NHS Drinks tracker
Whether you're actually concerned about your festival alcohol consumption or just fancy setting yourself a challenge, your national insurance money has paid for an app which allows you to calculate how much booze you've polished off between sets.
Buy this app: Download the NHS Drinks tracker app now