MUSIC fans heading to this week’s Hebridean Celtic Festival will have all the information they need at their fingertips with the launch of a new, free iphone app.
The app provides dates, times and venues for every concert during the four day festival and was developed by Sam Dean who relocated his company Elegant Chaos from London to Stornoway last year.
Sam said: “I’m a big music fan, and I really enjoyed attending HebCelt last year, so when the organisers approached me about developing an app for this year’s event, I was delighted to get involved.
“As a relative newcomer to the area it was also nice to have the opportunity to work on something with a local community focus.”
The app also has links to band profiles and their websites and information about the festival fringe; and a timeline for each day of the festival will allow visitors to plan their schedule and not miss their favourite acts.
Sam added: “We kept the design of the app really simple, to convey the essential information about who is on, when and where, and the result is something that is clean and easy to us.
“If it goes well this year, it’s certainly something that I’d like to repeat so we’d love to hear any feedback that people have.”
HebCelt Director, Caroline Maclennan said: “The HebCelt app is a great way for festival goers to stay in touch with what’s happening while on the move.
“It is one of the few – and perhaps the only – free festival app in Scotland. It is a fantastic innovation for the festival and we are extremely grateful to Sam who has developed it for us free of charge.”
For more information about the Hebridean Celtic Festival, visit www.hebceltfest.com