Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Fest300 provides information, photos, articles and more from the 300 best festivals around the world. Whether it’s Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, Burning Man, or Coachella, if it’s any good you’ll find it here.
Music festivals, once a traveling carnival of alternative music like Lollapalooza or a one-off annual event like Bonaroo or the Newport Folk Festival, have become so widespread that it’s tough to find a city that doesn’t have a good one. Although sites like Pitchfork are valuable for directing festival goers to the right places with yearly guides, no publication covers festival culture as thoroughly as Fest300. The site is named after what founder Chip Conley and his team of authors have deemed the world’s 300 best festivals in the world. The list also isn’t limited to music festivals, as it covers everything from religious rituals to historic annual events.
One of Fest300‘s most valuable tools is its “Fest Finder,” which displays all of the site’s list on a map of the globe. You can zoom in on a particular country or area, and you can also search for festivals based on a variety of filters. Each festival has a page with details, history, photos and other information about festivals, as well as Chip Conley’s own take on the event. There’s also a magazine section of the site, which features entertaining articles about unique festival experiences at events like Finland’s Air Guitar Championships. If you’re not sure what festival would be best for you, you can take the site’s quiz to determine your “festival type.” If you’ve been a part of the world’s growing festival culture or if you simply want to find a new event to attend, Fest300 is filled with information that can point you in the right direction.