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49 Festival-Inspired Innovations

From Mobile Farms to Interactive Dancing Domes

— August 19, 2015 — Art & Design
These festival-inspired innovations are proof of the tremendous power of festival culture.

Festivals from SXSW to Coachella have inspired innovation in every field from technology to fashion to food. The bright scientific minds at Coca-Cola built a drone to allow fans to virtually attend the Summer Love festival. The world's top fashion labels baked branded mooncakes for the Moon Festival in Thailand.

Festival-inspired innovation has created a slew of products, branding ideas, campaigns and technical advances. Biodegradable tents, high-tech hearing protectors, hydration-monitoring apps and devices are designed with festival-goers in mind. New ideas in architecture are tested to build entrances and pavilions at festivals worldwide. Beer brands like Budweiser use the aesthetics of festival culture to appeal to Millennials. Social enterprises like WaterAid run awareness campaigns targeted at festival attendees.

At Trend Hunter's upcoming Future Festival, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own festival-inspired innovation and concepts. They will witness firsthand the effect that coming together with a group of open, like-minded people has on their power to innovate, create and experiment knowledgeably and purposefully. Trend Hunter's festival-inspired event is not to be missed.
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Summer-Themed Watches
Summer-Themed Watches
These Pastel Watches Are Excellent Accessories For Warmer Months
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LGBT-Supporting Art Exhibitions
LGBT-Supporting Art Exhibitions
This Cultural Event Kicks Off Pride Toronto 2016
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Music Festival Rideshares
Music Festival Rideshares
Flok is a Ridesharing Community That Connects Music and Sports Fans
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Holographic Projection Technology
Holographic Projection Technology
AV Concepts Offers Three-Dimensional Presentation Opportunities
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Sunflower Festival Photography
Sunflower Festival Photography
Patrons Were Captured Exploring This Flower Farm's Colorful Fields
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Beat-Keeping Music Games
Beat-Keeping Music Games
The SongArc Game Debuting at SXSW Changes the Way You Listen to Music
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Water Awareness Toilets
Water Awareness Toilets
This Year's Glastonbury Festival Will Feature a Transparent Toilet
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Drink-Counting Apps
Drink-Counting Apps
The change4life Drinks Tracker App Helps Users Track When They Overdo It
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Festival-Focused Video Sharing
Festival-Focused Video Sharing
These Snapchat Coachella Filters Create Concert-Branded Clips
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Multi-Beer Carriers
Multi-Beer Carriers
p4ck's Flexicarrier Concept Makes Carting Four Pints in One Hand Possible
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Collaborative Festival Music Apps
Collaborative Festival Music Apps
The iTunes Festival App Combines with SXSW to Deliver Free Music
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Discreet Comfortable Earplugs
Discreet Comfortable Earplugs
EarPeace Offers Quality Ear Protection Associated with Music Events
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Event-Attending Robotic Avatars
Event-Attending Robotic Avatars
This Robot Lets Teens Virtually Go to Coca-Cola Summer Love 2013
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Bovine WiFi Statues
Bovine WiFi Statues
The Glastonbury Festival is 'Moobile' Hot Spots to Provide WiFi to Visitors
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Crazy Crowdsourced Songs
Crazy Crowdsourced Songs
The Male Music Festival Gets You Write Your Own Verse
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Social Music Festivals
Social Music Festivals
Heineken's Tweet Cover Fest is an Interactive, Online Music Festival
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Cross-Generational Festival Experiences
Cross-Generational Festival Experiences
Lily di Costanzo Brings Her Grandmother to an EDM Festival
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Light-Up Wrist Cuffs
Light-Up Wrist Cuffs
Sebbo is a Colorful Wrist Accessory Powered by LED Lights
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Location-Based Messaging Apps
Location-Based Messaging Apps
FlashChat Lets Users Communicate Anonymously at SXSW 2015
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Connected Cocktail Cups
Connected Cocktail Cups
The Malibu Rum 'Coco-nect' Cups Order Fresh Drinks When You're Finished
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Emoji Flash Tattoos
Emoji Flash Tattoos
Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve with These Gilded Emoji Tattoos
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Protective Sound Filters
Protective Sound Filters
Dubs Acoustic Filters are Non-Muffling Technologically Advanced Ear Plugs
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Inflatable Bubble Pavilions
Inflatable Bubble Pavilions
The 'SKUM' Design Sculpture Recreates Foam for the Roskilde Festible
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Fear-Of-Missing-Out Apps
Fear-Of-Missing-Out Apps
The 'Seen' App by Tarikh Korula Ensures You Never Miss Events Ever Again
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VIP Ticket Geofilters
VIP Ticket Geofilters
Toyota Used a Snapchat Filter to Offer an Exclusive Lollapalooza Concert
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Assault-Averting Wearables
Assault-Averting Wearables
The Vive Wristband Keeps You Safe in Drunken Social Situations
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Fish Rack-Inspired Architecture
Fish Rack-Inspired Architecture
Rintala Eggertsson Firm Develops a Venue for the SALT Festival
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Reflective Festival Installations
Reflective Festival Installations
Phillip K. Smith Designs the Reflection Field for Coachella
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Pizza-Themed Sofas
Pizza-Themed Sofas
The Pizza Boy Sofa is the Perfect Spot for Enjoying a Fresh Slice
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Interactive Dancing Domes
Interactive Dancing Domes
This Unique Lighting Art Installation for Burning Man Reflects Emotions
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Urban Rooftop Festivals
Urban Rooftop Festivals
A New Rotterdam Festival Aims to Make Rooftops Alternative Social Spaces
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RFID Music Festival Bracelets
RFID Music Festival Bracelets
The Osheaga Play Bracelet is Full of Personalizations and Prizes
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Music Festival Beer Cans
Music Festival Beer Cans
The Latest Bud Light Cans are Individually Decorated with Bright Colors
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Solar-Powered Backpacks
Solar-Powered Backpacks
The New 'Solar Backpack' Features a Handy Eco-Friendly Charging Panel
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Instagram-Shoppable Milkshakes
Instagram-Shoppable Milkshakes
Sonic Will Serve Square Shakes Sold Through IG at Coachella
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Personalized Music Festival Promotions
Personalized Music Festival Promotions
These Earbuds Help Users Contol the Live Audio Environment
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Starry Face Stickers
Starry Face Stickers
Face Lace's Products Celebrate the Growing Popularity of Stick-On Cosmetics
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Virtual Festival Tours
Virtual Festival Tours
Field Trip's Music Festival Experience Entertains with VR Between Sets
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Shipping Container Entrances
Shipping Container Entrances
The Bravalla Festival Sees a Design by Karlsson & Bjork
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Festival-Bound Mobile Farms
Festival-Bound Mobile Farms
Isabel is a Traveling Vertical Farm Trying to Get to Burning Man
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Psychedelic Hair DIYs
Psychedelic Hair DIYs
This Festival Hairstyle Marries Rainbow Dyes and Feminine Braids
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Vibrant Festival Accessories
Vibrant Festival Accessories
Coach's Tribal Collection Features Bold Festival Fashion
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One-Use Biodegradable Shelters
One-Use Biodegradable Shelters
The One Nights Tent is the Ideal Festival Tent as it is Compostable
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Interactive Beauty Festivals
Interactive Beauty Festivals
The 'Beauty Unbound' Festival Celebrates Beauty Industry Innovations
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One-Man Portable Photo Studios
One-Man Portable Photo Studios
The Human Light Suit by Erik Schwabel Helps Capture Burning Man
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Music-Loving Boho Fashion
Music-Loving Boho Fashion
This Year's Free People Festival Lookbook Stars Elsa Hosk & Romee Strijd
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Psychedelic Camping Gear
Psychedelic Camping Gear
The Poler Rainbro Collection Has Rainbow-Colored Tents & Sleeping Bags
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Designer Festival Cakes
Designer Festival Cakes
High-Fashion Designers Team up to Create Luxury Festival Mooncakes
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Carefree Festival Lookbooks
Carefree Festival Lookbooks
The Missguided Desert Wanderer Collection is Boldly Bohemian
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