BY: JESSICA BEUKER
In the last decade, music festivals have grown significantly in popularity. What was once considered a pastime of the hippie culture – grown out of notable music festivals such as Woodstock – has gone on to become a worldwide trend, embraced by music lovers of every kind.
And there seems to be a music festival for every genre of music too. From folk to rock, electronic to indie and pop, music festivals provide an array of bucket list-worthy musical talent all in one glorified, magical weekend. The problem with this rise in music festivals is that it becomes hard to keep up with them – which festivals are happening where, when and of course, what does the guest list look like?
A new website, which launched just last month, is aiming to provide festival goers with all the information they need to plan their next musical extravaganza. Festival Mapper helps users to discover new music by providing them with information on festivals around the globe. The festivals on the website are all user submitted and then checked by moderators, which means if you know of an obscure music festival that others might be interested in, you can share it on the site.
To find festivals you might be interested in you can search a database of over 70 different genres including house, indie, jazz, hip-hop and heavy metal, to name a few. Using a filter option you can also search under multiple genres at a time, as well as by select dates to make it easy to plan.
The website is a convenient tool for music lovers everywhere and brings festival culture to a new level. On their site Festival Mapper writes: “We think that the soul of community is brought harmony and peace when we are all part of something collective and beautiful such as a festival.”
You can sign up for Festival Mapper and start planning your next getaway here.