FESTHEADS.COM: THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICA’S ANNUAL MUSICAL CELEBRATIONS
MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS CAN EASILY DISCOVER, EXPLORE, SHARE AND RELIVE THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
“…through social media the tastemaking classes keep expanding, along with every alternative subculture; the festivals, in turn, keep swelling and diversifying, despite the economy.”
--NEW YORK TIMES, February 2011
“Festivals will continue to attract top acts and droves of fans…‘The festivals remain the most robust part of the business in North America…’”
--USA TODAY, January 2012
Since the 1960s, music festivals have achieved mythic status; fans who attended the first Woodstock, Lollapalooza and Coachella recount stories of the inaugural events as defining moments in their lives. Now, more than 40 years later, the most comprehensive music festival road map is on the newly launched FESTHEADS.com. With FESTHEADS.com, a new generation of passionate music fans are discovering, comparing, and sharing their ultimate festival experiences.
FESTHEADS.com is redefining how music fans discover, compare, and share their ultimate festival experiences. By utilizing the full power of social media, FESTHEADS.com allows enthusiasts to explore the expanding music festival culture; share their own experiences; and relive (or experience vicariously) the annual treks that festival-goers make all across the country, all for the music. FESTHEADS.com is the first social festival platform that allows fans to connect easily through their networks, connect with festival’s live feeds, and ultimately grow their “tribe.”
With new festivals popping up like wild flowers, at FESTHEADS.com, fans finally have the power to search for the right festival by region, musical genre, time-frame, ticket price and types, climate, amenities, and even a particular artist. FESTHEADS.com is the ultimate festival discovery platform: the site offers festival-goers the ability to discover, breakdown, and compare festivals then save to their “favorites” list.
“We created FESTHEADS.com as a labor of love,” says Jason Kimball, President and CEO of Gingerbread Shed Corporation. “In this digital world, people are craving the connection to their music that festivals provide. Before FESTHEADS.com there wasn’t a great way for people to find and share these experiences with other music fans. For us, this was really about sharing our passion and allowing other like-minded festheads to connect.”
Launched by Gingerbread Shed, a technology company with ties to a variety of music festivals throughout North America (including The Voodoo Experience, Country Thunder, Boonstock, Common Ground, Bear Creek and the Cavendish Beach), the FESTHEADS.com site is being developed for music festival veterans and newcomers alike--by music fans who have logged countless hours at music festivals as fans and in behind the scenes roles. The Gingerbread Shed team is made up of “Festival people through and through, with equal parts love for music and technology,” Kimball adds.
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