Fest300 Offers First Annual Online List of World's Top 300 Festivals
February 18, 2015 at 2:03 PM (PT)
FEST300, the world's most comprehensive guide to the planet's best festivals, today unveiled its highly anticipated first annual list of the 300 most-loved festivals in the world. Included are some well-known events like RIO's CARNIVAL, the U.S.' BURNING MAN and U.K.'s GLASTONBURY, plus some very unusual suspects like SPAIN's unique EL COLACHO.
For FEST300's complete list, go here.
The FEST300 team deliberated over countless festivals to curate a world-class list of 300 events. The team curated 270 top-tier festivals, but the final 30 were suggested by festival-goers themselves in a crowdsourced campaign held in NOVEMBER.
Said FEST300 co-founder CHIP CONLEY: "FEST300 is the best URL to help people have an amazing IRL (In Real Life) experience. The more digital we get, the more ritual we need and festivals everywhere are experiencing huge growth in attendance. We're providing a great experience online so that people can discover the best festivals offline."
Designed to connect people with rich experiences, FEST300 offers a virtual community that fosters more in-person face time and encourages cultural curiosity. Along with expertly curated event lists and spotlights to help members comb through the ever-growing number of festivals around the world, FEST300 provides a platform for attendees themselves to reminisce and recommend.
The FEST300 list includes best fests from every continent but ANTARCTICA. FEST300 does not rank its list. Each of the 300 festivals stands on equal footing and offers the potential for connecting with a like-minded community.
The vast majority of the 30 top vote-getters are music festivals, though half of the 300 are arts and cultural festivals, film and food festivals, health and wellness festivals, and religious pilgrimages.