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Top 10+ Smart Phone Apps For Camping Festivals

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Camping Festival season is nearly upon us. So we started to think about the types of apps we consider essential for those planning to take a trip to Glastonbury, the Isle of Weight or any other of the many glamping and camping festivals.

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This free app allows you to hold your phone up to the music you’re hearing to identify a track, buy it, share it, watch the video, get the lyrics and more, all while standing in front of the stage. Available for the iPhone, Windows Phone, Android, Nokia and Blackberry, Shazam is our top festival app this summer.

Festival Ready App

The Festival Ready app includes a selection of useful and innovative tools for the new festival season. Features include 3D Navigation, Sound Flare, Ticker Messaging, Torch, Live Weather, festival gear Checklist, and Festival Camping Tips. Available for the iPhone and Android.

Battery HD App

Know exactly how much time you have left in your battery and what exactly you will be able to do with it. This clever app helps you figure out if you can call Kelly, text John and take pictures of the band before you next charge up. Available for iPhone and Android.

Find My iphone

If you are worried about losing your phone then you need to be aware of this app. You can download it to one of your other devices to locate the lost phone (or iPad, iPod Touch and Mac) on a map and remotely lock it. It will even allow you to wipe all your data from the phone if it has been stolen.


If you want to take footage of the bands you see, edit them with the tool below, and them upload them quickly onto the web to impress your friends, then the Vimeo app is for you. Available for iPhone and Android.

Picture & Video Editing Apps

If you’ve ever wondered how to get the best festival pictures and video to impress your friends and family, we’ve collected our favourite tips apps and downloads ready for the new season.

Camping List

This helps avoid the possibility of ever forgetting a festival essential again. It comes with suggested items or you can add your own. So if a pencil and paper aren’t your choice then this app could really help you prepare for a trip. Alternatively, you can always grab yourselves a copy of our ultimate camping list.


There are a lot of weather apps out there but we like the look of Accuweather. It’s easy to understand at a glance, has a clever lifestyle page and has both hourly and 15 day forecasts for the UK and the rest of the world. It is available for the iPhone and Android.


Flashlight uses the LED light on the iPhone to fill the screen with bright white light to illuminate your tent, campervan or caravan. It even includes customisable special effects including Strobe Light, S.O.S., Yin-Yang, Halloween, Candy Hearts, Holiday Lights, Photos, and much more! Available for iPhone and Android.

Sun Seeker – Tracks The Sun

Ever turned up at a festival site wanting to pitch up, get your chairs out and crack open a beer, but not knowing when the sun might disappear behind that hill or line of trees. Well, this app can help you out with two great functions. A Google Maps function that shows the suns location throughout the day and the 3D map that shows you where the sun will be in the sky at a certain time. Available for iPhone and Android.

St Johns Ambulance First Aid Support

This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions. The app doesn’t replace the benefits of learning first aid on a St John Ambulance course, nor is it as in-depth as a full first aid manual. But when there is an emergency, it will help you to know what to do to in those few crucial moments when basic knowledge of first aid can make the difference. The first aid advice is based solely upon UK protocols but both the UK and European emergency service numbers are provided within the app. Also available in iPhone and Android. First aid apps available for other countries are shown here.

iHandy Level

Do you find your camper van always has a bit of a tilt after you’ve pitched up, or you keep finding yourself at the bottom of the sleeping bag?  Well, the iHandy can help you out by telling you what’s level and what’s not.

Spyglass – A Compass App

Spyglass is a fantastic compass app for the iPhone that uses a compass image which is laid over the image coming from the video camera. This makes navigation easy to a particular point you can see in the distance. So if you keep getting lost at the festival site then this is the app for you.

If you download some of these before you leave and use our ultimate camping list you will have a fantastic time at your glamping and camping festival. Enjoy!

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Picture Credit: Wilderness Festival

By Sarah Riley

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