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The best apps for festivals

To ensure you don’t end up wandering around a field in the dark sobbing, “Where’s my tent?” , here are the essential tools to help you make the most of festivals this summer

1. Tweetdeck: This Twitter aggregator is one of the quickest ways to keep informed of news on site. Free

2. Battery: Breaks down the time remaining on your phone’s functions including playback and Wi-Fi. 59p

3. Met Office Weather: Find out whether you need to pack flip-flops or wellies. Or both. Free

4. Spotify: To help you educate yourself on bands’ music — no one likes a fair-weather fan. £9.99 a month

5. Torch: Useful for zipping up your tent in the dark. Also good for the night-time toilet run. Free

6. Tentfinder: Stand next to your tent and log its location, then use this app to guide you in at 2am. 59p

7. Glympse: Upload your location, say how long you’ll be there and wait while your friends find you. Free

8. Pingchat!: Instant chat, pictures and video messaging, so you can see the bands you’re missing. Free

9. Bump: Share contacts, photos and apps with a simple touch of iPhone to iPhone. Free

10. Vimeo: A video editor to upload live footage of bands for your friends at home to feel jealous. Free

11. Virtual Lighter: Because burning your fingers isn’t cool. Especially if it’s to the sounds of Bon Jovi. Free

12. Hipstamatic: Take vintage pictures and make it look like you were at Woodstock. £1.14