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20 Music Festival Innovations

From Gamified Festival Apps to Lavish Festival Suites

— March 20, 2015 — Tech
Music festivals are a rite of passage for millennials, and once initiated, they become a long-lasting tradition year after year.

However, despite their continued popularity, music festivals are constantly innovating with both their content and form. Whether it's revitalized themes, eccentric new musical acts or technology and apps that optimize the experience as a whole, music festivals are adapting and improving quickly.

Attempting to offer festival-goers the best experience possible, many events are making the fun easier to access with streamlined apps for better navigation, organization and accommodations. No longer just a sweaty, weekend-long mess of activity, music festivals, and their film and tech counterparts, are more efficient, coherent and smooth.
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Fog-Inspired Music Events
Fog-Inspired Music Events
This California Festival Features Low-Lying Clouds as a Muse
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Exclusive Campus Networks
Exclusive Campus Networks
The College-Only Speakiesy App Can Be Used at SXSW 2015
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18
Bollywood-Indie Fusion Festivals
Bollywood-Indie Fusion Festivals
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender Festival Explores Indie Bollywood
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17
Great Wall Music Festivals
Great Wall Music Festivals
The YinYang Music Festival is Held At the Great Wall of China
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16
Gamified Festival Apps
Gamified Festival Apps
The Primavera Sound App Announces Its Music Festival Lineup Through Play
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15
Afro-Caribbean Music Fiestas
Afro-Caribbean Music Fiestas
Jammin DC Features Diverse Music From Ethiopia and the Caribbean
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14
Localized Festival Apps
Localized Festival Apps
The SXSW GO App Lets Attendees Personalize Their Experience with Beacons
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13
Revamped Mobile Payment Apps
Revamped Mobile Payment Apps
PayPal's Latest Technology Plans to Supports Smaller Business Models
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12
Groovy Music Festival Apps
Groovy Music Festival Apps
The Lollapalooza Mobile App Keeps You Connected to All the Festivities
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11
Bacon-Offering Beer Festivals
Bacon-Offering Beer Festivals
Beer Bacon Music Festival Provides Craft Beer Samples and Bacon
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10
Middle Eastern Music Festivals
Middle Eastern Music Festivals
This Year's Festival Focuses on Music From Persia
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9
Moving Bus Music Festivals
Moving Bus Music Festivals
Original Buff is Bringing Tunes on the Road
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8
Local Socialization Apps
Local Socialization Apps
In Partnership with Austin Blogs, Qork is the Ultimate SXSW Guide
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7
Customizable Festival Apps
Customizable Festival Apps
Golive is a DIY App for the Music Festival Market
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6
GPS Music Festival Apps
GPS Music Festival Apps
Fezzee is a One-Time Stop for the Active Music Festival-Goer
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5
Music Event Apps
Music Event Apps
The Osheaga Festival Teases Its Lineup in a Mobile Game
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4
Music Event Merchandise
Music Event Merchandise
The Sasquatch Festival Boasts Playful Apparel and Souvenirs
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3
Introverted People-Avoiding Apps
Introverted People-Avoiding Apps
The Avoid Humans App Finds Secluded Places for SXSW Visitors
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2
Lavish Festival Suites
Lavish Festival Suites
The H&M Airbnb SXSW Sweepstakes is Giving Away Three Free Stays
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1
Boutique Concert Camps
Boutique Concert Camps
Lightning in a Bottle Gives Festival Attendees a Luxe Experience
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