Summer is the season of outdoor music festivals and concerts, but some huge festivals like Lollapalooza can be overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with the festival. This year, there is a great Lollapalooza app that will really help in that inevitable occurrence when you and your friends split up, someone is lost, someone is hungry, and someone wants to see a set starting in 5 minutes.
With the free Lollapalooza app for the iPhone and Android, you can create a personalized schedule or sync with your customized schedule from Lolla.com. You can also share via Facebook, Twitter, and group chat. There is also an interactive map of Grant Park, where the festival is held. Between the interactive map and sharing options, you can share you exact location with friends by just dropping a pin.
To get excited for the festival or to pass time in between sets, the app also includes streaming stations with playlists of past and present Lolla artists. There is a station to listen to artists from this year’s Lolla as well as an anniversary station to celebrate Lollapalooza’s 20th year.
Last but not least, the app is obviously a great guide for the whole weekend, with a Lolla Store, FAQ answer guide, quick links to the Lollapalooza website, Facebook, and Twitter pages, and a stream of tweets about Lolla.
With more people having smart phones and great new apps arriving every day, there are a lot of great apps for festivals. Earlier in the summer, Lollapalooza shared its API to host HackLolla, a hackathon for developers to create web and phone apps themed around the festival. The winning apps were Veokami for Lollapalooza, which helps relive the concert by gathering YouTube videos uploaded by fans, and Who’s Now Who’s Next, which tells you what bands are performing currently and which ones are up next.
Anyone going to Lolla this year? Will you be using the app to organize and plan your experience?