Festival app - Everything's a playlist!

We love festivals. Having tried our other apps at more than a hundred festivals always gives us new insights and ideas. One idea is for a concept app like this one, where everything you see is a playlist. In other words: You can instantly play and listen to all the lists in here. The full festival program, the recommendations, your friend’s schedule and the schedules of the selected curators.

The two biggies

On a festival there are always two big variables that matter. One is the music and two are your friends. In some cases, number one and two swap places. With this in mind we concepted this app. Instead of trying to get everything in there, from friend finder to memory-maker to festival tinder, we stripped it all to just the basics - the music and friends you love.


Playlistify everything

When you start getting excited about a festival, you closely follow the headlines that appear in the news. Some of the bands you might already know. Usually, a festival’s program consists of somewhere around 15-25% familiar names. The rest is a mystery. We try and help you with that. Using our app, you can instantly add the artists you know. More importantly? You can also instantly listen to the ones you don’t.

Who do I like!?

So, which of the unfamiliar artists do you or should you like? We’re here to help. Through showing you the timetables of your friend’s program as playlists, you can listen through them. No need to search for every artist in Spotify or somewhere else. If you like a band, you press + and they are automatically added to your program-playlist.

Secondly, a festival (or client) can select curators. These curators and their playlisted programs are featured and available for you to instantly listen to and add to your program.

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Collaborative filtering

If that is not enough - which we can imagine - we’ve added collaborative filtering to help you out. This is a method last.fm has been using for ages. Most recently, Spotify joined the ranks and used it for their “discover weekly” playlists that gather the wisdom of the masses. In other words, by scanning program-playlists we detect which artists might also fit into your program. This feature improves a little more by adding your Spotify profile to the mix.

Are you a festival in need of an app?

This app was built and tested for clients last year. The CMS, the Spotify SDK integration and the Facebook integration to get all your friends on board to listen and share are all 100% up and running. Any custom features can easily be added to the apps.

Feel free to approach us. With some minor adjustments - mainly adapting to the identity of your festival - we can have this app - both iOS and Android - up and running for you in no time. Feel free to reach out to us via: vincent@nextempire.net !