This place is so much more than a music festival. Coming to electric forest was one of the most life changing and eye opening experiences in my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 19 and I really didn’t want to let that stop me from coming back my second year, so I didn’t. It ended up being something that brought me out of a place I really didn’t want to be, and for that I’ll be forever thankful to all of those involved in bringing this amazing festival together! The people, the artists, the workers, and who can forget the food trucks! I’m telling you, you need to be there!
Still works, but schedule doesn’t feel as nice as previous years.
The lineup feature is nice because you can find people in alphabetical order, but you can’t see why times they play. IMO that feature is fairy useless. Additionally - it would be nice for “My Schedule” to filter the UI of the schedule screen. Changing to a new screen to show everything linearly/not separated by day seems like a weird choice. (This is the big one for me; the schedule feature is 90% of the reason to use the app.) The app still functions, hence the 4 stars, but there are just some strange UX/UI choices that I feel have made the app a worse experience than the previous years.
I love Electric Forest and everything they do. It’s a excellent event that supports good causes and brings together some of the kindest, coolest people on Earth. However, I think some more time could have been spent testing their application before their 2018 update stumbled onto the App Store. The app crashes at almost every turn, whether it’s sharing a schedule with friends or simply jumping between artists on the Lineup, the app just cannot stay afloat. While I can slowly build my personal schedule out by re-launching the app, it dies frequently enough for me to consider a pen and paper solution. But it has to be said, it looks great on an iPhone X. EDIT: After deleting and reinstalling the app a lot of the issues I mentioned have been fixed. I’m going to bump this guy to the 5 stars it deserves for being as close to bug free as can reasonably be expected.
They really downgraded the app along with making it harder to read with orange on black font. No categorization when it comes to acts selected, ya just have to squint your eyes and keep scrolling till you find what you’re looking for. As a multiple year EF veteran I’m disappointed and I hope for an update soon.
My only problem with the app so far is that when I try to scroll all the way to the bottom of one of the days on the schedule, the very last performer is stuck underneath the options bar at the bottom of the screen. I can drag the scroll up above the options bar, but the performers list snaps back to the bottom of the screen rather than the bottom of the viewing space. I can’t add any artists that are at the very bottom of the schedule to “my schedule” on any days.
Love the app... let’s take it to the next level :)
Love the idea of the app. Used it to schedule and see who was playing, register my bracelet and such. Just wish the calendar had a better UI in regards to the way the breakdown of artists once liked is all jumbled. I want to see exactly what artist/stage breakdown in an actual calendar format. Also wish it was shareable with friends better. Maybe next year do a login system and integrate better with Facebook or something so we can share with friends or even via a shared posted on social media. Overall love the idea of this app but would like it to go to the next level in regards to sharing and layout!!! Keep up the good work :) Please reach out to me if you would like a better layout. I am in the IT field and love to help applications I love.
While the app functions well when it comes to making your schedule and seeing the lineup, it has been downgraded from previous years in terms of EF Radio. It is extremely annoying that I can’t listen to EF Radio when I leave the app and/or lock my phone. It just stops playing music. It didn’t used to be like this! Please fix so I can continue to listen to my favorite radio!!
I love this app, awesome feature added where you can share your schedule with friends on Facebook. Hoping it updates and you can see how many people are going to each set. I loved see what sets were the most popular last year.
I’m not sure if this is the finished product (App) but I’m almost positive last years App allowed to search daily schedules by stage. It was so nice to have if you’ve been bouncing back and forth from the same stages, want to check out something new but have no ideas who’s playing there.
Soo the app tells you all the vendors and where they are located but it would be cool if you could tap on one and hit “ directions” and it pulled up a little map telling you where to walk to. My friends and I get lost a lot so it’d be very useful
I love the app in general. I want to discuss the radio. I plan on driving 4.5 hours to the fest and want to play the radio, but when I leave my phone alone for 5 mins the player stops. Is there a way the developers can have it play even if I go to another app or if my screen dims? Please and thank you.
The older layout was way better imo. This new one isn’t bad, but the personalized schedule isn’t organized well and it’s hard to tell which day you’re looking at because it has each set in a list without markers to tell you when you’ve scrolled into the next day.
App worked fine but wish there was an offline mode because there is no service in the Forest for T-Mobile users. Missing schedules for The Chapel. Would have been dope to get the set times with more than 1 day notice as well.
They removed the only actually useful thing this app had going for it. I can no longer see my schedule in a easy to view format, everything is just listed out. I’ll probably keep it installed to receive push notifications throughout the festival but I won’t be checking it all day every day like I used to. Super strange decision to change this
2019 version eliminated the calendar view of the schedule. The lists are not user friendly to work with or plan your music experience. Searching for artists doesn’t even tell you useful information! It tells you time and stage, but how about what day they’re on? I’ll be relying on schedule screenshots and the crowdsourced clashfinder because this is useless to me.
Super stoked for this. It’s a great app and makes things way more convenient though I would like to be able to add workshops to my schedule! I don’t want to forget an artist but I also don’t want to forget the awesome workshops that are offered!
So many removed features. No good way to view my schedule, missing and incorrect information, app was great in the past. Not sure why they decided to ruin it so much. App would have been better if they just updated it with 2019 info instead of trying to rebuild components and making them non-functioning/useless.
In previous years you could see the schedule on a calendar in the app that showed where you have overlap and what stages. the “my schedule” this year is pretty useless. very disappointed since that’s the main use I’ve had for the app.
In all of the previous versions of this app there was a grid style view of the schedule. There was also a way to make your own grid. Neither of these functions exist in the 2019 version, and I see little use for the app now. Please consider adding the grid in the next two weeks.
The primary reason people use the app is to set up their own personal schedules. For whatever reason, the section for your own schedule this year does not have the breakdown between stage and day, just one giant unusable list. Hopefully they update that or the app will be more or less useless this year.
When you search a DJ in the schedule it doesn’t say the date their playing?? I have to go to my schedule and search for them to see if conflicts with another set. Super annoying. App also keeps glitching 🙄
This app would be a lot more helpful if they would have the lineups earlier so we could plan a weekend and see what stage the artist are going to be playing. Also, the map illustration could be clearer.
The scheduling feature on this years version Is horrible. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Please bring back the old scheduling version with the two different views. So hard to see the conflicts between artists.
this app was super helpful last year with my friend groups, we were able to coordinate what shows and keep track of things easier using this, so here’s hoping to another update for 2018 :) thanks for the work put into this, really is awesome
Love forest and the acts that they support, but why get rid of the grid view? Would love an update before the festival to make it easier to find the artists (although the idea of wondering around the forest aimlessly does sound a bit entertaining 😂).
The official festival app for Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI. See this summer's Lineup & Schedule, explore festival maps, register a Wristband, shop Forest Goods, stream EF Radio and more. Plus, stay in the know with occasional updates from Forest HQ. See you in The Forest!