Top 3 Festival Technology Trends This Summer
As we dive into the heart of summer, music festival season is officially in full force. If you plan to attend one in the near future, you can utilize the latest technology to your advantage. Here are the top three festival technology trends to look for that will amplify the entire experience.
1. Live Streaming
Video streaming technology has completely changed the way we experience music festivals. This year, over 41 million people tuned into Coachella’s livestream, proving that even if you can’t attend a festival or every day of a festival, you can still experience it via technology. Drones have enabled the ability to capture these large scale events as virtual reality livestreams begin to roll out. The Endless Riff app which pairs with Samsung Gear VR immerses users in live concert experiences where they can create their own avatars for a concert and virtually walk around an event venue.
2. Digitalized On-Site Transactions
Bringing cash to a festival is becoming increasingly unnecessary. Some of the largest festivals like Tomorrowland, Insomniac and Coachella have adopted paperless operating systems that allow for event goers to pay for drinks and food digitally. Attendees can simply tap their connected festival wristbands to make a purchase. It’s eliminating the need to carry cash to events, which can add an element of safety to the festival experience as well as convenience.
3. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence is being implemented for festivals in various ways to provide a more personalized experience. Chatbots are a major form of AI usage and becoming more prevalent on festival websites apps to provide attendees with answers quickly and efficiently. Example questions could be related to specific times performers are on stage to where the nearest food stand is. For big festivals filled with thousands of attendees, chatbots remove a bottleneck in customer service and ease the way people navigate their festival experience.
This summer, take advantage of the most advanced festival technology. From improved customer service through artificial intelligence to immersive video streaming and more convenience, these trending technologies are making your next festival experience the most enjoyable to date.