Festival App is the ideal companion to take to HebCelt

Make sure you don't miss any of this year's Hebridean Celtic Festival acts - including Van the Man - with the HebCelt app.
Make sure you don't miss any of this year's Hebridean Celtic Festival acts - including Van the Man - with the HebCelt app.

A new and updated version of the Hebridean Celtic Festival iPhone app gives music fans even more information about their favourite event.

The app provides dates, times and venues for every concert during the four days of the award-winning event which will run from July 17th to 20th.

Developed by Sam Deane from Stornoway-based Elegant Chaos, it also has links to band profiles and their websites and information about the festival fringe.

A time-line for each day of the festival will allow visitors to plan their schedule and not miss their favourite acts.

New features this year include the ability to share events with your friends and view all events in a single list, or to filter by day.

Users can also check on gigs by location so they can view details of events in the main arena or in the town.

And the app also allows you to mark events you are particularly interested in, and then view just the marked ones.

Sam, who designed the first HebCelt app last year, said: “The feedback from last year was very positive.

“People found the app useful and easy to use and this year we have just added in a few extra features to make it even more user-friendly.”

Festival director Caroline MacLennan said: “We are extremely grateful again to Sam for developing the new festival app which was so successful last year. It is such a great way for festival goers to stay in touch with what’s happening while on the move.”

The 18th HebCelt will be headlined by Van Morrison, Dougie MacLean, Capercaillie, the Battlefield Band and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The line-up also includes Karine Polwart, Darrell Scott & Danny Thomson, Pete Roe, and local artists Iain Morrison, The Boy who Trapped the Sun and Face the West, as well as Dundee’s Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward & Fisher; Lau, voted ‘Best Group’ at this year’s Radio Two Folk Awards; Orcadian eight-piece The Chair; The Hot Seats, from Virginia; Manchester outfit The Travelling Band; Welsh band Rusty Shackle; Fatherson and The Dirty Beggars and Donald MacDonald & The Islands, from Glasgow, Rose Parade, a four-piece from Ayr and Gria, winners of this year’s One Step Further competition.

For more information about the Hebridean Celtic Festival, please visit www.hebceltfest.com