Are you ready, kiddos? Because Free Press Summer Fest begins tomorrow.
To help newcomers and veterans alike, the powers that be have released a convenient app in which users can create calendars, reminders and view all kinds of information about the artists, including their schedules and profiles. It can also be used to see what food and drink options are on-site, highlighting a brew St. Arnold's has crafted specifically for the event.
The app is filled with maps of the festival, lineup information, schedules and set times. Concertgoers can manually search for artists alphabetically, or scroll from the headliners down and create their own playlists from there.
Using Spotify Premium, you can even listen to songs by clicking on the "play" button in the top right corner of each artist's block. Which could come in handy when you have some time to kill between the artists you've already decided to see, especially if you aren't already familiar with their tunes.
Once you've decided whom you want to see, swipe to the left to view the list chronologically. Ordered by date and time, this will assist users once they've arrived at the festival in case they need a friendly reminder of what it is they're there to see. After all, it's going to be packed, and plenty of beer will be consumed.
Users can also log into Facebook and check in at different areas on-site, either to shamelessly brag or to let friends know where they are. There's even a category for photos, in which you can take a photo of yourself, your friends, the stages or anything you'd like and upload it to the app itself. #Selfies4Dayz
Pretty nifty stuff. There may be issues with connectivity at the festival itself, but once you've set up your own agenda, the app will send you reminders a few minutes before the performances begin through push-notifications.
The whole app is fairly intuitive and user-friendly, but with 50 and 60 percent chances of rain Saturday and Sunday, respectively, the highest priority should be keeping your electronic devices unharmed.
Might I suggest putting them in a Ziploc bag?
Download the app at fpsf.com.
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