News July 25, 2018

Spotify offers users the chance to find festivals based on music tastes

Staff Writer
Spotify offers users the chance to find festivals based on music tastes

Music fans are increasingly journeying around the world to attend festivals.

As reported in TMN yesterday, no less than 4,000 Australians attended Belgium’s Tomorrowland last weekend, with another 4,000 set for its second instalment this weekend.

Spotify now offers users the chance to discover music festivals on points around the globe based on the music they listen to.

This has been done by integrating Festicket, the UK-based online booking platform for festivals.

To use Festival Finder, users connect their Spotify account to Festicket using Spotify login.

The six-year-old platform, which has 1,000 festivals on its list, pulls in data on their favourite artists and displays 10 upcoming festivals that it deems will match their music tastes.

The startup explains, “The Festival Finder benefits from Festicket’s extensive database of festivals, which, when paired with artist intelligence from Spotify, can be used to make a selection that is personalised just for you.”

Once users find a festival they might be interested in, Festicket lets them book tickets as well as accommodation and travel.

Alternatively, they can join a waiting list feature so users will be alerted when tickets for the event go on sale.

“We now offer over 1,000 festivals on the platform, and we know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when trying to pick out the one to go to,” says Zack Sabban, CEO and co-founder of Festicket.

“Our Festival Finder solves that problem by presenting a tailored list of festivals that best match your listening habits, including some under the radar gems that could soon become your new favourite festival destination”.

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