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Access the Festival on the go with our free app

Published on 4 July 2016

Visitors to the National Arts Festival can carry their plans in their pocket with the Festival’s 2017 mobile app. Free to download from both iOS and Android stores, the National Arts Festival app is a portable Festival-planner that enables online bookings and stores users’ e-tickets on the go.

Festival-goers who like to plan on the move can scan through the programme on the app, searching by day, artist or show. A venue map helps with way-finding and a separate icon takes users to a live tracker for Festival Hoppers – the free Festival buses that are available to transport visitors between venues.

The app shares a log-in profile with the user’s account at so all purchases from one user will reflect under both their web and app profiles.

National Arts Festival app users can also scan Festival news and connect, and contribute to, the chatter on the Festival’s social channels whilst staying up to date with who has been nominated for Standard Bank Ovation Awards.


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