Two global digital festival discovery communities, Everfest and Fest300 merged together in 2016 under the Everfest brand. Today is been revealed its annual Fest300 list top 300 most apprised festivals from around the world. Nominated by Fest300 co-founder, Airbnb Strategic Advisor, and Burning Man board member Chip Conley and as voted on by Everest’s 500K member community.

The former Fest300 team has spent four years refining a model for how people discover festivals and bring to form these life-changing experiences. Everfest brand, the team will travel the world in search of the most meaningful events, producing a 24/7 global editorial view on festival culture. Discovering festivals from over 70 countries, the Fest300 list looks beyond borders, mediums, and size, creating a quantitative picture of how festivals are driving the live event industry as well as becoming cultural standard across the world.

The 2017 list touches on events centered around music, film, visual art, yoga, and includes new additions like CHI WOW WAH TOWN (Australia), Gratitude Migration (New Jersey), Electric Castle (Romania), Woodstock Festival Poland, Djakarta Warehouse Project (Indonesia), Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival (Nevada) and Genius Loci (Mexico) as well as returning favorites.

In Eamon Armstrong, Fest300 Global Curator’s own words, “Each November we run a crowdsourcing campaign in which we remove 30 festivals from our list of 300 and ask the international festival community to vote on new ones. We start by nominating 150 festivals we’ve discovered and we ask our community to vote on them or write in their own.” 

In Nielsen’s Audience Insights Report on Music Festivals, 32 million people attend at least one festival in the U.S each year and will travel an average of 903 miles to attend a festival. Music fans are also twice as likely to discover music via Facebook, thus outlining the importance of digital discovery platforms for the new generation of festival-goers.

“The more digital we get, the more ritual we need,' but with the growing demand for festivals this year, I think the new mantra is ‘the more the world becomes crazy, the more we seek refuge.' We're proud to announce our 2017 list so that our Everfest/Fest300 fan base can seek out new places beyond the ‘default' world.” – Fest300 Co-Founder Chip Conley

When Everfest and Fest300 joined forces in 2016, its mission was to become the undisputed global authority on the world’s music and cultural festivals fusing savvy editorial content, tech-driven discovery tools, and a forward thinking digital home for the global festival community. What began as a simple tool for finding events has expanded into the community’s first member’s club, Everfest Premium, offering exclusive perks, discounts, and experiences from over event partners around the world. Examples include free VIP upgrades, pre-sale access, artist meet and greet, discounts on ticket, food, merch and more. With nearly half a million basic users, Everfest is primed to offer a first of its kind opportunity for passionate festival fans around the world.

“We’re thrilled to have the Fest300 team on board to help make the world a little more festive. Their thought leadership is a pillar of the community we are building together, and Everfest Premium is the next evolutionary step towards that goal. We want to elevate the festival experience and truly meld it with our fans passions and curiosities to enable all of us to discover and attend one more festival a year”. Everfest CEO Jay Manickam

“The World's Best Festivals” full list is below, Fest300's mission was to present personalized information on 300 top culture and music festivals from around the world, from the Bali Spirit Festival to Oktoberfest to Art Basel Miami. Everfest was created by fellow global wanderers and serial tech entrepreneurs Jay Manickam (uShip, RoverPass) and Paul Cross (TicketBud, RoverPass). Everfest aims to be the world's festival authority, boasting over 15,000 festivals and growing, inclusive of all genres, sizes, and geographies. Together they are now under one brand, Everfest. It’s about discovery, cultural curiosity, connecting with new people, and experiencing the world of festivals. If any of these festivals are in an area near you, we highly recommend that you attend and make your own experience at one of these magical festivals around the world. 

2017 Fest300 List Additions: The World’s Best Festivals

www.everfest.com


CHI WOW WAH TOWN

Australia

February 24-26, 2017

Earth Frequency Festival

Australia

February 17 – 20, 2017

Yemaya Festival

Australia

April 21 – 24, 2017


Meadows in the Mountains

Bulgaria

June 9 – June 12, 2017

Festival Western de St-Tite

Canada

September 8 – 17, 2017

Fozzyfest

Canada

September 14 – 17, 2017

Love International

Croatia

June 28 – July 5, 2017


Let it Roll

Czech Republic

August 3 – 5, 2017


Pete the Monkey Festival

France

TBD


Balaton Sound

Hungary

July 5 – July 9, 2017

Djakarta Warehouse Project

Indonesia

TBD

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

Indonesia

March 3 – 5, 2017

Paratissima

Location – Italy, Macedonia

Dates –  TBD


Genius Loci Fest

Mexico

June 22 – 26, 2017


Felabration

Nigeria

TBD


Woodstock Festival Poland

Poland

August 3 – 5, 2017


AgitÁgueda Art Festival

Portugal

July 1 – 23, 2017

 

Electric Castle

Romania

July 12 – 17, 2017


Alfa Future People

Russia

July 7 – 9, 2017


Sweden Rock Festival

Sweden

June 7 – 10, 2017

Nyege Nyege Festival

Uganda

September 1 – 3, 2017

Eastern Electrics

United Kingdom

August 5, 2017


Enchanted Forest Gathering

California, USA

June 9 – 11, 2017

Riot Fest

Colorado & Illinois, USA

Chicago – September 15 – 17, 2017
Denver – TBD


Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Florida, USA

March 2 – 5, 2017

Dancefestopia

Missouri, USA

Sept 7 – 10, 2017

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

Nevada, USA

May 27 – 29, 2017


Gratitude Migration

New Jersey, USA

July 14 – 16, 2017


Euporia

Texas, USA

April 6 – 9, 2017


Quest Festival Vietnam

Vietnam

TBD

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