Supercrawl is less than a week away — and now festivalgoers can start to plan their night out with the Supercrawl app and full festival schedule.
“The app should be pretty seamless,” lead designer Sean Ramsay told CBC Hamilton.
The Supercrawl app is built around an in-depth map that outlines stages, acts and food vendors in real time.
People can see where they are on James Street at any given point during the event just by clicking “find me.”
“The geolocation is there so you can see where you are in relation to various stages or the beer garden,” Ramsay laughed.
Users can also “star” certain artists or venues, which will make them a favourite. Then the app will send an alert to your phone just before they go on — so no excuses for missing the first song in a set.
Here's the schedule for each Supercrawl stage:
Colbourne Street Stage (Located on Colbourne Street at James Street North)
King James Stage — Main Stage (Located on James Street North between King and King William)
Colbourne Street Stage Presented by Exclaim! and Sonic Unyon (Located on Colboure Street at James Street North)
Tivoli Stage Presented by CBC Hamilton (Located on James Street North at Vine Street)
Circus Orange Event Area (Located at the intersection James Street North and Wilson (York) Street)
Gore Park Busking Stage Sponsored by Warchild Canada (Located in Gore Park)
Robert Street Busking Stage Sponsored by Warchild Canada (Located at the intersection James Street North and Robert Street)
As the festival promises to be busy, GO Transit will be running extra GO Train service on Sept. 14 and 15.
People traveling to and from Hamilton can take the special Lakeshore West GO Trains or regular GO train and bus service serving Hamilton GO Centre, located just blocks away from Supercrawl at the corner of James Street South and Hunter.
One special Toronto-bound train will run on Friday night, leaving the Hamilton GO Centre at 12:20 a.m. and heading back to Toronto.
Saturday festival-goers can take a special GO Train from Union Station at 6:20 p.m. that arrives in Hamilton at 7:42 p.m.
The return trip will leave the Hamilton GO Centre at 12:20 a.m. that night.
More information on these extra trains can be found at gotransit.com.
You can also download 11 free songs from Supercrawl artists on iTunes right now — including tracks from Mystery Machine, Owen Pallett, Terra Lightfoot and more.
For more information, visit Supercrawl.ca. The Supercrawl app is available for both Apple and Android devices.