After reading a Forbes Magazine article about up-and-coming festival website FestPop.com, I was flabbergasted to read that they had received ten million unique visitors since launch last year. I know that my website gets way less than that, so it made me wonder how many views all of the other festival sites receive.
I decided to get a 24-hour trial to www.Compete.com and see how many unique views all other websites that have the word “fest” in their title get.
Here are the sites I came up with:
1. Founded by business mogul and avid festivalgoer Chip Conley. Fest300 explores the top 300 festivals worldwide.
2. FestHeads.com: The Internet's top festival search platform. With hundreds of festivals, it allows users to narrow your search by country, state and music type to find an ideal festival.
3. FestPop.com: This website provides festival information and links to buy tickets and book travel.
4. FestivalSnob.com: Anonymous festival news, coverage, and photos.
5. MusicFestivalJunkies.com: Full festival news, discovery, and coverage.
6. TheFestivalGuy.com: Music festival reviews.
7. UltimateFestivalGuide.com: Recently launched and still ramping up. Features festival news, reviews, and the most comprehensive search of festivals worldwide.
The first graph shows the number of unique visitors that each each website’s had for the last six months. It's pretty easy to see who the popular sites are but we might as well dig a little deeper.
Here are last months’ unique visitors for all sites: This shows the exact number of unique visitors that went to each website.
Name: Northern Nights Music Festival
Location: Mendacino County, CA
Dates: July 18th-20th, 2014
Lineup: The Northern Nights lineup was really well constructed, featuring crowd favorites and a strong lineup of awesome up and comers.
The title says it all. Arise Music Festival, which takes place Aug 8th-10th in Loveland, Colorado, has given FestEvo (my app) a pair of tickets to give away. This is a huge deal, because Arise Music Festival was named "Colorado's Best Festival 2013" by Grateful Web. This year's festival looks incredible.
Check out this lineup!
Every festivalgoer who is dialed into the festival community has without a doubt had their news feed flooded with pictures and videos of what happened at the Hudson Music Project last weekend. Simply clicking on these posts exposes pages and pages of hate created by frustrated attendees. You can even read write-ups by festival news sources, most of which were not even there. Here is what happened from someone that was actually there.
Who says that dreams don't come true?
My heart is still bursting with love and excitement after my dream of three years incredibly came to complete fruition at Wakarusa festival in Arkansas. Never in a million years would I have guessed that I would get to tell my story on stage with one of my heroes. The more I think about it, the more it is clear that there was no other way this could have unfolded.
Here is the video. Below is the crazy back story.
Name: Wakarusa Music Festival
Location: Mulberry Mountain, Arkansas
Dates: June 5th-8th, 2014
Size: 30,000 (estimate)
Lineup: The Wakarusa lineup is an epic combination of Jam bands and top notch electronic acts with a bit of well known acts from other genres thrown in.